The purpose of this Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) policy is to ensure that researchers working with vaccinia virus receive information about vaccinia vaccination and complete the lab specific occupational health plan for vaccinia.
This policy applies to all members of the UW–Madison IBC, UW–Madison Office of Biological Safety (OBS), UW–Madison Principal Investigators (PI), and UW–Madison employees and staff, along with any additional personnel listed on the biosafety protocol, as applicable.
This policy requires PIs who conduct activities with vaccinia virus to complete a Lab Specific Occupational Health Plan for Vaccinia and to direct any employees that will be working with vaccinia under their biosafety protocol to fill out the form. All laboratory employees working with vaccinia will receive an evaluation from UW-Madison Occupational Medicine. The laboratory PI is responsible for maintaining the signed record for all personnel working with vaccinia.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), current version