Emergency Plans, Teams, Services

Bodily Fluid Spill

CAUTION: Exposure to bodily fluids could cause infection with HIV, Hepatitis B, or other dangerous diseases. EVERY CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCE AND EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE.


IMMEDIATELY contact the Campus Public Safety Office at Ext. 4441 or Ext. 4440, or call the officer on duty at (541) 926-6855. If at an Extended Learning Center, contact the MAIN DESK for assistance and to report the incident. Report any exposure to Human Resources immediately.Remove and/or restrict people from the area until Security arrives.Avoid getting any bodily fluids in your eyes, mouth, open sores, or wounds. IF EXPOSED, rinse the affected area immediately, and wash with soap and water.

IF you are Blood borne Pathogen trained:

  1. You may attempt to clean up the spill 
    • Wear disposable nitrile or latex gloves at all times when dealing with another person's bodily fluids,
    • If the area is not part of a crime scene, clean up spilled fluids in compliance with the Blood borne Pathogens Universal Compliance Training using a freshly made solution of one part bleach to nine parts of water (1:10)
    • Place contaminated fluids and cleanup materials in a double red plastic bag, seal the bag, and contact Public Safety for proper disposal.

Linn-Benton Community College's Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan is available in the Human Resources Office, Calapooia Center Room 108, and at the Public Safety web page under "Safety Plans" for more information about related exposure and cleanup procedures.

If the area is part of a crime scene, ask Public Safety to establish a perimeter around the area and notify 911.