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Personal Injury/Exposure

This emergency procedure covers the following incidents:

Clothing on Fire

  1. Roll person on the floor to smother the flames, or drench with water is safety shower is immediately available.
  2. Report fire to Security (x13).
  3. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  4. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Radiological Spill on Body

  1. Unnecessary movement from this area shall be avoided to prevent the spread of contamination.
  2. Contact Radiation Safety at x5-3781 for assistance and to have person surveyed.
  3. Isolate the affected areas by controlling access to the area.
  4. Remove contaminated clothing.
  5. Rinse exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. Avoid the spread of contamination onto other skin areas.
  6. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  7. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Chemical Spill on Body

  1. Flood exposed area with running water from faucet or safety shower for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Remove contaminated clothing immediately.
  3. Make sure chemical has not accumulated on shoes.
  4. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  5. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Blood/Body Fluid Spill on Body

  1. Remove contaminated clothing.
  2. Intact skin — Vigorously wash exposed area with soap and water for 15 minutes.
  3. Broken skin/cuts/puncture wounds — Vigorously wash exposed area with soap and water for 15 minutes, pour 3% hydrogen peroxide over wound, or wash with Chlorohexidine or Iodofor.
  4. Mouth — Rinse several times with 3% hydrogen peroxide and then water.
  5. Obtain medical attention. Contact UHS at x5-1164 for post-exposure follow-up.
  6. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Biological Spill on Body

  1. Remove contaminated clothing.
  2. Vigorously wash exposed area with soap and water for 15 minutes.
  3. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  4. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Hazardous Material Splashed in Eye

  1. Immediately rinse eye and inner surface of eyelid with water for 15 minutes.
  2. Forcibly hold eye open to ensure effective wash behind eyelids.
  3. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  4. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.

Minor Cuts and Puncture Wounds

  1. Vigorously wash injury with soap and water for several minutes.
  2. Obtain medical attention, if necessary (UHS, x5-1164).
  3. Report incident to supervisor and complete incident report form.
Last modified: Wednesday, 05-Jun-2013 15:37:41 EDT