Environmental, Health and Safety Services

What should I do if I am exposed to human blood, tissue, fluids or OPIM while working at VT?

Rinse the affected area as soon as possible. Wash with soap and water or flush with plain water. Let your supervisor know about the exposure and fill out the Employer’s Accident Report.

You will also need to contact EHS medical services team (ehsmedserv@vt.edu) about the exposure so that Virginia Tech’s Occupational Health Physician can determine what testing or treatment you will need. You will also need to fill out EHSS’s Exposure to Infectious agent report.

If you need emergency treatment for the exposure, please see a medical care provider as soon as possible and contact EHS after the emergency has been taken care of.