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F.S.S
Bloodborne Contaminants Exposure
EX021 in Q-Pulse
BLOODBORNE CONTAMINANTS EXPOSURE
All personnel must be aware of the potential dangers of infection by blood contaminants.
For all practical purposes, accidental exposure to blood contaminants would most likely happen through
contact with co-workers blood or bodily fluids discovered in restrooms or “break” areas.
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In case of an exposure, notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will contact 911 if
necessary.
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Don’t take unnecessary risks. If you should decide to help an injured co-worker, focus on stopping the
bleeding and wear latex gloves from the first aid kit.
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Do whatever you have to do to save a life, but:
 DON’T touch blood or body fluids
 DON’T give unprotected mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
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Control the bleeding and stay with the injured person.
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Should unprotected contact occur, notify the responding emergency medical personnel and your
supervisor ASAP.
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If you get blood or body fluids on your gloves, clothing or shoes, remove them as soon as you can and
place them in a sealed plastic bag. Wash immediately with a non-abrasive soap and water. Contact
your supervisor for the proper procedure for decontaminating or disposing of contaminated items.
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Don’t clean up blood or body fluids unless you have been trained to do so.
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