1. Remove any contaminated clothing, if possible.
2. Allow the exposure site to bleed freely.
3. Cleanse the site through washing with soap and water.
Use waterless hand cleaner if soap and water unavailable. A skin antiseptic can be used for skin exposure.
4. For mucous membrane exposure, flush site(s) with water or saline.
5. Immediately get assessed by a physician.
Immediately proceed to the nearest emergency room or department for assessment by a physician. Ensure WCB documentation is completed by physician.
6. Report to your supervisor/manager as soon as is practicable.
7. Supervisor/manager submits an OARS Report
Supervisor/manager submits a Level 2 incident (minimum) through the Online Accident Reporting System (OARS) within 24 hours of being notified.
8. Supervisor/manager completes WCB Employer’s Report within 24 hours, as per requirements.
9. Employee/student completes WCB Report, as per requirements.
10. Employee/student contacts Occupational Health Nurse for post-exposure follow up.
Blood Body Fluid Exposure (BBFE)
Experiencing a blood or body fluid exposure can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. It is important to act quickly to reduce the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens and to seek medical care as soon as possible. This information resource provides guidance on what to do after a blood or body fluid exposure, including recommended medical and psychological care, steps to prevent transmission to others, and other resources. It is important to remember that timely intervention and follow-up care can help to reduce the risk of infection and to promote overall health and well-being.
Please see the attached document for further information.