BBP Manual

7 Bloodborne Pathogens Environmental Health and Safety • breast milk (only by ingestion - known to transmit HIV) • human or primate cell lines or strains that have not been documented to be free of bloodborne pathogens by testing • unfixed human tissues or organs (living or dead) • blood or tissues from animals experimentally infected with bloodborne pathogens • cultures or other solutions containing specific bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, HBV, or HCV • equipment contaminated with human blood or other PIMs • any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood, or that is difficult or impossible to distinguish Potentially infectious materials do not include the following, unless the material is visibly contaminated with blood or is difficult or impossible to distinguish. • tears • sweat • saliva (except during dental procedures) • vomit • feces • urine • nose fluids • intact human skin (living or dead source) Responsibilities Iowa State University The president of Iowa State University is ultimately responsible for all environmental health and safety issues at the university. This responsibility is exercised through the normal chain of authority within the university by delegating the charge for ensuring safe work practices and adherence to established policies and guidelines to the provost, vice presidents, deans, directors, department chairs, principal investigators, supervisors, and, ultimately, all personnel.