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Biological Emergencies

In case of biohazardous material spill, or Exposure* to a infectious material or agent, do not panic.   Proceed with the following:

  1. Notify all laboratory personnel of the spill.
  2. Restrict access to spill area.
  3. Remove all contaminated clothing and place in a Biohazardous (autoclave) bag.
  4. If skin contaminated, begin washing with mild soap and water.
  5. In case of aexposure* Seek medical help immediately.
  6. Put on clean gloves and face mask.
  7. Place absorbant pads on spilled material.
  8. Spray pads with a disinfectant.
  9. Have someone else call Environmental Health and Safety from a lab phone and report the incident.
  10. Follow Emergency-Call procedure.

    EHS Office: 726-7139

Do not attempt to clean up a infectious material spill without use of appropriate protective equipment.

If unsure, consult with Environmental Health and Safety Office

*All needle sticks, eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, or non-intact skin contact with blood or other infectious materials is considered an EXPOSURE INCIDENT and must be reported immediately.  See injury reporting and documentation.

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