Occupational exposures to blood and body fluids Policy Term Definition

  • Percutaneous injury (e.g. needle stick, laceration with a sharp object)
  • Contact of mucous membranes or ocular membranes (mucosal exposure)
  • Contact of non-intact skin (e.g. skin that is chapped, abraded) with blood or other potentially infectious fluid (semen; vaginal secretions; and cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial and amniotic fluids; bloody body fluids and unfixed tissue).