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What do I do if I am exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials at work?

While most New York City school educators are not at risk, if you are exposed to blood or body fluids in an accident, playground scrape, bloody nose, fight, athletic injury or violent incident, treat any such incident as if the fluids are infected because there is no way to tell if a child or adult is infected with Hepatitis B or other bloodborne pathogens.

Wash the affected area with soap and water immediately. Flush eyes and exposed mucous membranes with large amounts of water. Report the incident to the school’s site administrator, principal and chapter leader so the administrator can coordinate necessary medical arrangements. To help prevent infection, be sure to seek medical attention immediately (in some cases you may need treatment within hours).