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An exposure incident is defined as a specific mucous membrane, broken skin, or puncture contact with blood or OPIM that results from the performance of an employee's duties. If a person has been exposed, he or she should decontaminate first, report the incident to a supervisor, and seek medical treatment. An immediate confidential post exposure medical evaluation, prophylactic treatment (treatment to help prevent infection), and follow-up needs to be conducted by a physician at no expense to the employee. Paperwork needs to be completed as soon as possible after incident, but medical treatment should not be delayed by filling out paperwork first.