Personal Injury Procedures

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Clothing on Fire:

  • Roll around on floor to smother flame or drench with water if safety shower is immediately available.
  • Obtain medical attention, if necessary. Call 716-9111.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Hazardous Material Splashed in Eye:

  • Immediately rinse eyeball and inner surface of eyelid with water continuously for 15 minutes.
  • Forcibly hold eye open to ensure effective wash behind eyelids.
  • Obtain medical attention. Call 716-9111.
  • Report incident to supervisor

Minor Cuts and Puncture Wounds:

  • Vigorously wash injury with soap and water for several minutes.
  • Obtain medical attention.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Radiation Spill on Body:

  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Rinse exposed area thoroughly with water.
  • Obtain medical attention, if necessary.
  • Report incident to supervisor and the Radiation Safety Office, 716-1201.

Biological Spill on Body:

  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Vigorously wash exposed area with soap and water for one minute.
  • Obtain medical attention, if necessary call 716-9111.
  • Report incident to supervisor and Infection Control Officer, 716-6440.

Last Updated: 12-03-2013
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