Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Overview of Infection Control Program (ICP)

The Infection Control program is designed to provide service to employees with occupational exposure to potentially infectious material including tissues from humans and animals or contact with an infectious microorganism. This program mirrors the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandated Exposure Control Plan outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogens Program (BBP) while also addressing infection control policies for employees working with animals, disease causing microorganisms, and human pathogens other than those specifically addressed by OSHA's BBP program.

Employees who work with potentially infectious material in research labs at Virginia Tech must be familiar with, and closely follow, the policies and procedures described in Biosafety for Researchers.

Employees with occupational exposure to human tissue, blood, fluids or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) of human origin must be familiar with, and closely follow, the requirements in OSHA's BBP standard 29 CFR Part 1910.130.

Job classifications at Virginia Tech that are included in the ICP include:

  • Animal Care
  • Athletic Training
  • Emergency Response
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical/Clinical Work
  • Regulated Medical Waste Operations
  • Research with pathogenic microorganisms
  • Veterinary Medical/Clinical work

Contact Information

Sarah Owen, Industrial Hygienist