Blood Borne Pathogens

If a player is found to be bleeding, they must immediately leave the game until the bleeding stops.  Substitutions may occur at this time and the official may take a timeout.  Blood soiled clothing must be removed before the player can re-enter the game.  All jerseys with blood on them must be placed into a biohazard bag immediately.  Supervisors handling such jerseys need to take caution and wear rubber gloves.  Jerseys with blood on them must be washed twice and separately from the rest of the jerseys.  After use, all biohazard bags need to be disposed of in the athletic training room in the appropriate trash bin.