This procedure applies to University staff, faculty and student employees who may have an exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their employment
To provide direction should an employee experience an exposure to bloodborne pathogens during the course of work activities
- Employee must report exposure to supervisor. Should you have a question on exposure, contact Student Health Center Medical Director.
- Physician evaluation of exposure within 72 hours. Employees with needle sticks and/or other significant exposure go directly to United Community Hospital’s (UCH) Emergency Room ASAP.
- Employees choosing medication are to be referred to Eckerd Drugs, Grove City. If closed, the UCH Emergency Room will provide the first dose of medication.
- The above services will be paid for by SRU’s Workmans’ Compensation program.
- Complete Occupation Exposure Report, Workers’ Compensation Injury Report, and Sharps Injury Log if applicable.
- If no follow-up is desired employee must sign declination form.
- Non-significant exposure – refer to nursing protocol.