6.2.1 Standard Microbiological Practices (in addition to those for BSL1)

  • A sign incorporating the universal biohazard symbol must be posted at the entrance to the laboratory when infectious agents are present.  Posted information must include: the laboratory’s biosafety level, the supervisor’s name (or other responsible personnel), telephone number, and required procedures for entering and exiting the laboratory.  Agent information should be posted in accordance with the institutional policy.

  • The laboratory supervisor must ensure that laboratory personnel receive appropriate training regarding their duties, the necessary precautions to prevent exposures, and exposure evaluation procedures. 

  1. Personnel must receive annual updates or additional training when procedural or policy changes occur. 

  2. Personal health status may impact an individual’s susceptibility to infection, ability to receive immunizations or prophylactic interventions. Therefore, all laboratory personnel and particularly women of child-bearing age should be provided with information regarding immune competence and conditions that may predispose them to infection.

  3. Individuals having these conditions should be encouraged to self-identify to the UEHC for appropriate counseling and guidance.