JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

14.1: Safety precautions

All human cells should be treated as potentially infectious. Materials should be handled and discarded according to in-house documented procedures for potentially infectious biological materials.

Operators working with ultraviolet (UV) light should wear opaque gloves and a UV protective visor, appropriate to the wavelength emitted. Exposure should be kept to a minimum.

Operators should wear nitrile gloves when handling ethidium bromide. Liquid preparations of ethidium bromide are available from commercial sources and are preferable to handling the powder form.