The primary event is a potential exposure to a substance by injection due to an injury with a contaminated object that penetrates the skin, mucous membrane, or eyes. Includes cuts, punctures, and lacerations from a contaminated object.
Contaminated needle or sharp — For this context, it refers to occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
Occupational exposure — Reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties.
Blood — Human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood.
Other potentially infectious materials — defined as any of the following: saliva in dental procedures; semen; vaginal secretions; cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and amniotic fluids; body fluids visibly contaminated with blood; along with all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids; unfixed human tissues or organs (other than intact skin); HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, and HIV- or HBV-containing culture media or other solutions; and blood, organs, or other tissues from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV.
CAUSE CODE EXPLANATIONS
|Use code…||…if this is the cause||Examples include these…||…but not these|
|0710||Needle stick||All syringe needles|
|0720||Glassware||Pipette, capillary tube, vial|
|0730||Blade||Lance, scalpel, surgical scissors||Knives (utility or food prep), box cutters, carpet cutters. See 1700 Tool related; or if attacked and injured by knife, see 0520 Struck with object or weapon.|
|0740||Human Bite||Bite from other human|