Minn. R. 5206.0600 - INFECTIOUS AGENTS

Subpart 1. In general.

The commissioner has determined that the list of infectious agents in subparts 4 to 8 shall be covered by the provisions of this chapter. This list includes the majority of known communicable infectious agents which may be encountered in Minnesota. The list does not include all infectious agents nor will the list always be current. Employers must exercise reasonable diligence in evaluating their workplace for the presence of other recognized infectious agents and assure that employees are provided with the rights stated in this chapter. Training must be provided to employees on only those infectious agents to which employees may be routinely exposed; training need not be provided on all infectious agents on the list.

Subp. 1a. Blood borne pathogens.

Blood borne pathogens are covered by Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, section 1910.1030. Compliance with the requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, section 1910.1030, meets the requirements of this chapter for blood borne pathogens. Employers who cover all reasonably anticipated infectious agent exposures as part of their Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, section 1910.1030, compliance programs shall be considered to be in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.

Subp. 2. Updating list.

The list of infectious agents shall be updated by the commissioner at least every two years.

Subp. 3. Codes for lists of infectious agents.

The lists of infectious agents in subparts 4 to 8 are coded as follows to designate a reference document which contains information concerning the particular agent:

A. "A" - Guidelines for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals, Centers for Disease Control, 1983.
B. "B" - Diagnostic Microbiology, Bailey and Scott's, Seventh Edition, 1990.
C. "C" - Control of Communicable Disease in Man, Abram S. Benenson, Editor; American Public Health Association, 1990.
D. "D" - Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, Centers for Disease Control, (1984), United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service (HHS publication number (CDC) 84-8395).
E. "M" - Reportable Disease List, Minnesota Department of Health, Revised January 1990.
F. "O" - Classification of Microorganisms on the Basis of Hazard, Appendix B-1, Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Health, 1982.
Subp. 4. Bacterial agents.

Bacterial agents:

A. Bacillus anthracis, ABCDM;
B. Bordetella, ABC;
C. Brucella, ABCDM;
D. Campylobacter, ABCDM;
E. Chlamydia, CM;
F. Corynebacterium diphtheriae, ABCDM;
G. enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, AC;
H. enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, AC;
I. Francisella tularensis, BCDM;
J. Haemophilus influenzae, ABCM;
K. Klebsiella pneumoniae, ABC;
L. Legionella, ACDM;
M. Leptospira interrogans, ABCDM;
N. Listeria monocytogenes, C;
O. Moraxella, C;
P. Mycobacteria, ABCDM;
Q. Mycoplasma pneumoniae, ABCM;
R. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, ABCDM;
S. Pasteurella (see Yersinia), ACM;
T. Pseudomonas, ABCD;
U. Salmonella, ABCDM;
V. Shigella, ACDM;
W. Staphylococcus aureus, ABCM;
X. Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. group A, ABCM;
Y. Treponema, BC;
Z. Vibrio Cholerae, V. fetus, V. parahemolyticus, ABCM; and
AA. Yersinia, ACDM.
Subp. 5. Viral agents.

Viral agents:

A. Adenoviruses, AC;
B. AIDS agent (see Retrovirus);
C. Arboviruses, CM;
(1) California virus;
(2) Western equine encephalitis virus;
(3) St. Louis encephalitis virus;
(4) Eastern equine encephalitis virus;
D. Arenaviruses, Lassa Fever virus, ACD;
E. Coronavirus, C;
F. Coxsackie A and B viruses, ABC;
G. Creutzfeldt-Jakob virus, ACD;
H. Dengue virus, CD;
I. Ebola fever virus, AC;
J. Echoviruses, ABC;
K. Hemorrhagic fever agents, C;
L. Hepatitis-types A,B,C,E (non-A/non-B), unspecified, Delta, ACDM;
M. Herpes Viruses, ACD;
(1) Simplex virus;
(2) Varicella-zoster virus;
(3) Cytomegalovirus;
(4) Herpes virus simiae;
(5) Epstein-Barr virus;
N. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (see Retrovirus) Type 1 and Type 2;
O. Influenza viruses, ACM;
P. Kuru, ACD;
Q. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, CD;
R. Marburg virus, AC;
S. Measles virus, ACM;
T. Mumps virus, ACM;
U. Norwalk agent, C;
V. Parainfluenze virus, C;
W. Polioviruses, ABCDM;
X. Poxviruses, CD;
Y. Rabies virus, ACDM;
Z. Respiratory syncytial virus, AC;
AA. Retrovirus (Human Immunodeficiency virus, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 and Type 2), CM;
BB. Rhinoviruses, C;
CC. Rotaviruses, C;
DD. Rubella virus, ACM;
EE. Variola (Smallpox), AC; and
FF. Yellow fever virus, ACM.
Subp. 6. Fungal agents.

Fungal agents:*

A. Blastomyces dermatitidis, ACDM;
B. Coccidioides immitis, ABCD;
C. Histoplasma capsulatum, ABCDM;
D. Mucoraceae, C;
E. Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, C; and
F. Sporothrix schenckii, ACD.

*Laboratory risk only; no risk to patient-care personnel.

Subp. 7. Parasitic agents.

Parasitic agents:

A. Acanthamoeba, C;
B. Coccidia cryptosporidium, D;
C. Entamoeba histolytica, ACDM;
D. Enterobiasis, AC;
E. Giardia lamblia, AC;
F. Pediculus, AC;
G. Plasmodium - falciparum, C;
H. Pneumocystis carinii, C;
I. Sarcoptes scabiei, AC; and
J. Trichomonas, BC.
Subp. 8. Rickettsial agents.

Rickettsial agents:*

A. Rickettsia prowazekki, C;
B. Rickettsia typhi, C;
C. Rickettsia rickettsii, C;
D. Rickettsia conorii, C;
E. Rickettsia australis, C;
F. Rickettsia sibirica, C;
G. Rickettsia akari, C;
H. Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, C;
I. Rickettsia quintana, C; and
J. Coxiella burnetti, C.

*Laboratory risk only; no risk to patient-care personnel.


Minn. R. 5206.0600
8 SR 1949; 13 SR 2219; 17 SR 1456

Statutory Authority: MS s 182.655

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