Environmental Health & Safety

Blood and Body Fluid Exposure


Exposure. Direct contact beween eye, mouth, mucous membrane, skin cut, or abrasion with blood or any other potentially infectious material

Immediate Actions

  • Skin exposure: Gently wash contact area with soap and water immediately
  • Eye exposure: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes using eye wash, if available.
  • Call 911 for medical help

Additional Information / Follow Up Activities

  • Notify supervisor of exposure to a potentially infectious fluid
  • Notify EH&S as soon as possible of potential infection from blood or body fluid due to exposure
    • During business hours contact Environmental Health & Safety (951) 827-5528 to report exposure (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
    • After hours contact UCPD Dispatch (951) 827-5222 and request they notify EH&S

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E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu