OSHA Universal Precautions Refresher Training. Environmental Health and Safety Biosafety Tufts University School of Medicine Posner Hall 200 Harrison Avenue. Universal Precautions. Approach to Infection Control
Environmental Health and Safety
Tufts University School of Medicine
200 Harrison Avenue
Carried, replicated, and/or transmitted in blood or blood products
Capable of causing disease.
All human blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) should be considered infectious infectious.
Wash hands immediately or as soon as feasible after removing gloves or other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Prohibited: bending, shearing, breaking
separation of needles and syringes
Alternative Work Practice Controls
one handed technique
needle recapping devices
Needles and syringes:
Do not recap
Place in sharps container after use
Contaminated plastic pipets or pipet tips
Razor blades, scalpels
Put in Enviroclean box when 2/3 full
Minimize procedures that create aerosols, splashing, spraying, droplets
Specimens for transport must be in sealed, secondary containment, labeled with the Universal Biohazard Symbol or other facility recognized Biohazard Transport container
Cover all areas of your body to prevent contact with potentially contaminated blood or body fluids.
Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Lab Coat / Disposable Gown
Surgical Mask versus N-95 Respirator
All contaminated PPE must be removed prior to leaving work area!!
This is a required component of your application to the TUSM Visiting Student Program.
I certify that I have reviewed the TUSM OSHA Universal Precautions Guidelines.
Print ONLY this page of this document and mail along with your application and other supporting materials to:
TUSM Visiting Student Program
145 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02111