Safety & Environmental Management

What to do if you are exposed to human blood on the job


If you are stuck with a needle, get blood on an open cut or in your eyes, nose or mouth or believe you have been exposed to a bloodborne pathogen, you should:

  1. Wash the area thoroughly
  1. Report the incident to your supervisor
  2. Employees should contact Prevea WorkMed for follow-up evaluation

Note: students (who are not student employees) that are exposed to human blood should report the incident to their instructor and seek follow-up with their private doctor

Remember that most exposures do not result in infection. However, prompt follow-up to any potential exposure is critical.