18 Bloodborne Pathogens Environmental Health and Safety Labeling and Signs Labels Labels with the universal biohazard symbol, the word “biohazard” and a predominantly fluorescent orange or orange-red background must be placed on all waste containers, refrigerators, and freezers containing human blood or other PIMs, and all other containers used to store, transport or ship human blood or other PIMs. The only exceptions to this labeling requirement are: • individual containers of human blood or other PIMs placed inside a labeled container • containers for storage, transport, shipment, or disposal are exempted from the labeling requirement • containers of human blood, blood components, or blood products that are labeled as to their contents and have been released for transfusion or other clinical use are exempted from labeling requirements. Central Stores, (515) 294-0408 stocks a variety of appropriate biohazard labels and containers. Signs Signs with the universal biohazard symbol, the word “biohazard” and a predominantly fluorescent orange or orange-red background must be posted at the entrance to any area where human blood or other PIMs are used or stored. These signs must also include the name of the potentially infectious material, any special instructions for entering the area, and the name and telephone number of the area supervisor. These door signs may be requested from EH&S. Laboratories All laboratory work must be performed in compliance with the Iowa State University Biosafety Manual and the Iowa State University Laboratory Safety Manual. Additional work practices and procedures are required if the work site activities involve the culture, production, concentration or manipulation of HIV, HBV, or HCV.