Post Exposure Procedures for Employees
Post Exposure Procedures involving needle stick or other potential exposure to a bloodborne pathogen by an employee, student intern or assigned volunteer.
1. Clean the wound and surrounding area with soap and water or flush eyes, nose or mouth with copious amounts of tap water (for a splash to the face).
- Go to the nearest Work-Med during regular hours (between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.).
- If Work-Med is closed, go to McKay Dee Emergency room (after 5:30 pm).
Working in a hospital setting:
- When working in a hospital setting we suggest that you have bloodwork done at the hospital where you are working.
Working in a clinic, retirement center or home health:
- If there is availability to test your blood where the source individual is located (ie. clinic or retirement center), we suggest that you have the blood work done at that location.
- Follow the on-campus procedures.
- The source individual should be tested and, if possible, at the same location as the exposed individual.
2. Tell the receptionist that you experienced occupational blood exposure covered by WSU's Workers' Compensation Insurance. You may request follow-up treatment with IHC WorkMed (801-387-6150). According to the CDC, the exposed person should seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible, including initial screening; counseling concerning risk, health and relationships; and follow-up testing.
3. Refer billing questions to Human Resources at 801-626-6184, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Inform Human Resources of your exposure as soon as possible at 801-626-6184.
Complete the following forms within 24 hours of your exposure and send a copy to Human Resources email to HR@weber.edu.