LIVE VIRUS WORKER PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS
University policy established by the Biosafety Committee requires
that all those working with live viruses:
- Be fully informed of the risks and the necessary safety measures
associated with such activities.
- Acknowledge their understanding and acceptance of the risks
and responsibilities involved; and,
- Participate in appropriate medical surveillance including provision
of medical history information, any necessary serum draw and antibody
titering BEFORE THE WORK WITH THE VIRUS IS STARTED.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEETING THE LIVE VIRUS WORKER REQUIREMENTS
Please follow the steps outlined below to fulfill the requirements for
the Live Virus Worker Program
Complete the Live Virus Worker Training module.
Review any special health and safety procedures which have been established
by your Principal Investigator.
Complete the Live Virus Worker Personnel Form, Sections A and B
Complete the Health History Form
Meet with your Principal Investigator to discuss and questions about
the proposed live virus work and the Notice and Acknowledgement Form
Exposure to Live Viruses in the Laboratory.
- Review, sign and date the Notice and Acknowledgement form.
- Provide your Principal Investigator with the completed Personnel
Information Form for signature and take this along with the completed
Acknowledgement and health History forms to Employee Health for
your medical review.
- Arrange an appointment with Employee Health at 258-5035 to review
your medical history and complete any necessary serum draw and titering.*
LIVE VIRUSES LISTED ACCORDING TO REQUIREMENT
FOR SERUM DRAW AND TITERING*
List A - Virus Work Requiring Serum Sampling:
List B - Virus Work Not
Requiring Serum Sampling, Except By Advice of P.I. Or Request of
Herpes Virus Type 2
Herpes Virus (other than EBV and Herpes Type
NOTE: Any other viruses
for which work is proposed will be evaluated by the Biosafety Committee
with regard to need for serum draw and antibody titering and assigned
to the appropriate list.
VIRUSES EXCLUDED FROM REQUIREMENTS OF THE LIVE VIRUS
Insect Viruses (i.e. baculovirus)