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What to Do When Handling Blood

Definition of a Bloodborne Pathogen

Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Training is provided yearly during the fall semester for employees that may come in contact with Bloodborne Pathogens.

Action Steps For Buildings

  • For any situation involving blood, call Campus Police (203-932-7014) immediately and provide details (where, what is the issue, etc.).
  • If Campus Police or Facilities do not respond in a reasonable time (within 30-45 min.) follow up with Campus Police again.
  • DO NOT handle or touch anything.
  • Seal off the area immediately and keep people away. If possible cover the substance with a towel or paper towels.
  • In the event a community area is contaminated (i.e. bathroom, stairwell, etc.) hang signs to direct students and faculty to another community facility.

Note: Please visit the Environmental Health and Safety page on the University website to view the University of New Haven Bloodborne Pathogen Policy in its entirety.

  1. Emergency Contact

    For Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies, dial 911 or the UNH Police Emergency number at 203-932-7070.

    When in doubt, in any emergency please call immediately.

    On campus, you can also use the emergency call boxes or red emergency phones in academic buildings.