Bloodborne Pathogen

The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) program covers all areas in which exposure to bloodborne pathogens may occur. This program provides the proper guidelines and precautions to prevent self-exposure and contamination based on OSHA requirements and recommendations.​

Bloodborne pathogens include human/primate/infectious animal blood, tissue or body fluids. For other potentially infectious materials consult the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan.

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Injuries​

If you have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens through an on-the-job needle-stick, laceration or splash, do the following IMMEDIATELY:​​

For needle-sticks or lacerations

  1. Wash the affected area(s) with soap and water thoroughly
  2. Administer first aid if necessary​

For splashes to the eye or mouth

  1. Rinse mucous membranes with water​

Medical Emergencies

Seek medical attention at the nearest emergency medical facility: 

  • For on-campus injuries, call FIU Police at 305-348-5911 (MMC) or 305-919-5911 (BBC) 
  • For off-campus injuries, call 911

Next Steps

All exposure incidents must be reported to EH&S. Once first aid has been administered, follow all post-exposure procedures and take the following steps:


  1. Notify your supervisor.
  2. Contact FIU Workers' Compensation Coordinator at 305-348-7960 to schedule any follow-up medical treatment that may be required. Do not seek follow-up treatment without authorization from FIU Workers' Compensation Office.
  3. Keep all required paperwork from medical provider to file a Workers' Compensation claim and/or incident report
  4. Submit the online injury report to HR. FIU Workers' Compensation will contact the approved managed care network provided, Amerisys, once the completed form is received.

Visit the HR website for more information on the Workers' Compensation Injury Reporting process.

FIU Medical and Allied Health Student

  1. ​Seek treatment immediately.
  2. Follow response and reporting procedures as established by your department for on-campus and off-campus incidents.

FIU Students (Non-Medical nor Allied Health)

On-campus during normal operating hours:

On-campus after hours:

  • Call FIU Police at 305-348-5911 (MMC) or 305-919-5911 (BBC).
  • Seek medical treatment at the nearest emergency care center.
  • Follow-up with your primary care physician as needed.