Hazardous Material Medical Care

For Chemical, Biological, Radiation Spills

  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Flood the contaminated skin with running water from a faucet or safety shower for fifteen minutes; for biological spills please use both soap and water.
  • Obtain medical attention.
  • Provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to health care providers if possible.
  • Report incident as soon as reasonably possible to your professor or supervisor and Employee Health Services.
  • Seek medical care if contaminated.

Minor Cuts and Puncture Wounds

  • Vigorously wash the injury with soap and water for fifteen minutes.
  • Obtain medical attention.
  • Report incident as soon as reasonably possible to your professor or supervisor and Employee Health Services.

Hazardous Material Splashed in Eye 

  • Immediately rinse eye and inner surface of eyelid with water continuously for fifteen minutes.
  • Forcibly hold eye open to ensure effective wash behind eyelids.
  • Obtain medical attention.
  • Report incident as soon as reasonably possible to your professor or supervisor and Employee Health Services.

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