Biosafety Manual

13 Biosafety Manual whenever a possible exposure or potential health hazard is suspected in the work environment. Vaccinations and Testing Personnel who work with human pathogens must be given the option of being vaccinated, provided a vaccine is available, and informed of the risks associated with the vaccine. • Personnel working with human blood, tissues, cell lines, or OPIM must be offered the hepatitis B vaccination. • High-risk personnel, such as health care workers, must also be offered a titer test two months after the final hepatitis B vaccine dose. • Personnel whose job duties potentially expose them to tuberculosis must be offered routine testing to monitor exposure. Vaccinations and tuberculosis testing will be administered by the Occupational Medicine office and billed to the appropriate PI or department. Affected personnel choosing to receive a vaccination will need to schedule an appointment with Occupational Medicine, (515) 2942056. They should bring a completed Intramural Purchase Order form with them to their appointment. Affected personnel choosing not to receive a vaccination must complete the Decline to Vaccinate portion of the Consent or Decline of Vaccination Form. The department supervisor must ensure that the completed and signed decline form is placed in the individual’s department personnel file and a copy sent to the Occupational Medicine doctor’s office. Information about specific vaccines and exposure tests commonly given to ISU personnel can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. The following are vaccines and procedures offered by Occupational Medicine: • hepatitis B • influenza, inactivated vaccine • rabies • tetanus/diphtheria • tuberculosis testing Exposure to Biohazardous Materials Before working with human pathogens, blood, tissues, cell lines, or OPIM, all applicable safety information, such as the SDS for a specific pathogen, must be reviewed and documented. Human