Post-Exposure Screening for Blood-Borne Pathogens
Some employees, especially health care workers, are at increased risk of
The purpose of this site is not to provide advice in the event of a needle stick injury.
If you have experienced a needlestick injury, please:
- Wash the wound with soap and water for 3-5 minutes.
- If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand rubs or solutions.
- If you are at work, notify your supervisor or occupational health and safety officer.
- Go straight to your doctor, or to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBP) poses a serious risk to employees in
- Ensuring that employees continue to receive appropriate screening and care for the full period of follow-up; and
- Receiving, recording and interpreting the information and records from this follow-up.
To assist with this,
Employees would be advised to attend a medical