Incidents in the workplace

This section of the site provides advice to assist in the initial management of a potential workplace exposure to a blood-borne virus (BBV), irrespective of the circumstances/location of that exposure. Further management of such an incident will require specialist knowledge and expertise. This is available through a number of sources, which include:

  • local health protection units;
  • specialist led occupational health departments;
  • virology/microbiology departments;
  • infectious diseases specialists;
  • genito-urinary medicine specialists;
  • hepatologists; and
  • accident and emergency departments.

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Updated 2022-05-13