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Bloodborne Pathogens


American University is committed to providing a safe work environment for its entire staff. To ensure their well-being, a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan has been developed to minimize occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.

Exposure Incidents

In the event of an occupational exposure incident, the exposed employee is encouraged to follow the steps outlined in the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Packet as soon as possible. To view the document, click "Appendix C - PEP Packet" under Quick Links on the right side of this page.

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For more information, please contact:

Leanne Wright, MPH, CSP
Assistant Director
Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 202-885-2007