Exposure Incident

An exposure incident is defined as a specific mucous membrane, broken skin, or puncture contact with blood or OPIM that results from the performance of an employee’s duties.

If you think you’ve been exposed, decontaminate, report to supervisor, and seek medical treatment. An immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up needs to be conducted by a physician. 

Complete forms as soon as possible after incident. Don’t delay medical treatment to fill out paperwork. Forms and continued action will proceed according to employer’s policies and procedures.

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