Supervisor Instructions

As stated in the Miami University Exposure Control Plan, an employee is responsible for immediately reporting a possible exposure incident to his or her supervisor. Post exposure evaluations and follow-up procedures are in the best interests of an employee who may have been exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material. Although the evaluation and procedure are voluntary, you should encourage any employee who has been potentially exposed to seek medical attention within 72 hours of exposure. By law, you must make the evaluation and any follow-up procedures available to an employee at a reasonable time and place.

Where to Send an Employee?

Determine which time frame (A, B, C, or D) the employee reported the potential exposure incident and proceed with the instructions that follow for that time frame.

If the employee reports an exposure incident you should encourage the employee to:

  1. Normal business hours
    • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Report to Miami’s Student Health Center.
  2. After normal business hours Monday through Thursday
    • Encourage him/her to report to Student Health Services the following morning.
  3. On a weekend (Friday after business hours through Sunday)
    • Encourage him/her to report to Student Health Services Monday morning.
  4. University is not open
    • Oxford Campus – If employee has no injury beyond the exposure (puncture wounds, cuts scrapes), they may make an appointment with Ross Urgent Care Plus (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) at 513-856-5944. If the employee sustained any injuries, they should seek immediate treatment in the McCullough-Hyde Hospital Emergency Room.
    • Hamilton Campus – Encourage employee to report to the Emergency Room at Fort Hamilton Hospital.
    • Middletown Campus – Encourage employee to report to the Emergency Room at Middletown Regional Hospital.

There are detailed employee instructions in this plan. If possible, assist the employee by going through the instructions with them and assist in completing out required portions of the forms as discussed in the Employees section.


The hospital physician may refer the employee back to Student Health Services for follow-up treatment and review of laboratory results.