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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biohazardous Materials and Bloodborne Pathogen Training and Quiz

CNSM Personnel who will work with biohazardous materials must first complete Biohazardous Materials training. To begin training please read the following documents:

After reviewing the above documents complete the quiz below. Upon satisfactory completion of the quiz, you will receive further instructions for attending the in person portion of the training.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training is included within CNSM Biohazardous Materials training and is required for work with human blood, tissues, cell lines or other potentially infectious materials as per the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CCR Title 8, Section 5193). The campus Exposure Control Plan for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens is printed and available for review in the Science Safety Office.


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Please choose the best answer for each question below.

1) The purpose of the Campus Exposure Control Plan and CDC/NIH Guidelines is to protect campus personnel (students, employees, visitors) from exposure to biohazardous materials.
2) Several of the exposure controls that form the foundation of the Exposure Control Plan include administrative controls, engineering controls, proper waste management and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
3) Organisms safety handled at Biosafety Level 1 (BSL-1) normally cause disease in healthy humans.
4) Universal precautions must be used when handling human blood due to its possible contamination with viruses such as HIV, hepatitis viruses or other bloodborne pathogens (BBPs).
5) Examples of other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) for which special precautions are required include:
6) Universal precautions need only be employed when working with human blood.
7) One must always take steps to avoid producing aerosols when working with biological materials and use a certified biosafety cabinet when working with blood or other infectious substances in ways that will generate aerosols.
8) Lab tasks that may generate aerosols include:
9) You do not have to wash your hands after working with biohazardous material if you had been wearing gloves.
10) At CSULB, what color is the type of bag most commonly used to collect biohazardous waste in labs?
11) What items are considered "sharps" and shall be placed in a rigid sharps container, labeled for biohazards, after use with any infectious or potentially infectious material?
12) Biohazardous wastes (including human cell lines) can be thrown in the regular trash if you autoclave them first.
13) When working with infectious or potentially infectious material, personal protective equipment and work practices are required to shield:
14) circle centered on trefoil of 3 incomplete circles This symbol is used to indicate the presence of infectious materials and must be placed on any equipment or other items in lab that may be contaminated.
15) In your lab, it is important to know the location of:
16) Needles use for infectious or potentially infectious materials must be recapped before they can be placed in the sharps disposal container.
17) Needles and other sharps that have been wrapped in paper towels do not need to be disposed of in a sharps container.
18) A biological safety cabinet (BSC) is the most appropriate device to use when working with infectious materials where an aerosol may be produced.
19) Eye protection is not required if you are only working with human cell lines.
20) Recombinant material may or may not be biohazardous but all must be destroyed or inactivated prior to disposal. Non-biohazardous recombinant material may be autoclaved and then thrown in the regular trash.