This information applies to all occupational exposures to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs) as defined by 29 CFR OSHA 1910.1030 (Occupational Health and Safety Administration). The information provided is intended to educate and facilitate safe and compliant work/research/diagnostic activities.
Research and Diagnostic:
For Research all primary investigators at Cornell University, using human or non-human primate derived materials in their research activities will complete the Memorandum of Understanding and Agreement (MUA) The MUA addresses exposure determination for bloodborne pathogens and laboratory specific methods of research safety and compliance.
For Diagnostic all personnel using human or non-human primate derived materials in their diagnostic activities will follow their area specific SOP(s)
Applies to all non-research related job tasks with potential exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially Infectious materials.
All departments with job classifications and/or tasks that pose a risk of occupational exposure will develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which address exposure determination and specific methods of compliance with assistance from EHS, as needed.
Procurement of spill clean up supplies, sharps containers, and associated Personal Protective Equipment can be obtained utilizing vendors in e-shops.