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Personal Injury

All incidents involving personal injury must be addressed immediately. Notification to the appropriate Safety Officer identified below and supervisors must occur as soon as practical but on the same date of the incident.

Health Center is open between 8 AM – 6 PM. Call Health Center Urgent Care line at 301.314.8162 before sending lab personnel to Health Center. If after hours, obtain medical attention from local medical facilities listed below.

Burns

First-degree and Second-degree Burns

  • Cool with running water.
  • Use non-stick dressing and do not disturb blisters.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Third-degree Burns

  • Call 9-1-1 or 301.405.3333 for emergency medical attention.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Exposure to Class 3b or 4 Laser Beam or Reflection

  • Obtain medical attention at the University Health Center or other local medical facilities listed below.
  • Notify principal investigator.
  • Report incident Laser Safety Officer at 301.405.3960.

Electric Shock

  • Separate the person from current source by turning off power at the plug or circuit beaker, if possible.

OR

  • Separate person from current source by standing on something dry and non-conductive (newspaper, wooden board) and separate using a non-conductive object such as a wooden or plastic broom handle.
  • Call 9-1-1 or 301.405.3333 for emergency medical attention, even if the person seems to be fine.

Minor Cuts and Punctures

  • Thoroughly wash injury with soap and water for several minutes.
  • Obtain medical attention at the University Health Center or other local medical facilities listed below.
  • Report incident to supervisor.
  • For blood spills due to injury contact Building Services for clean up at 301.405.2222.

Needle Stick or Animal Bite

  • Thoroughly wash injury with soap and water for several minutes.
  • Obtain medical attention at the University Health Center or other local medical facilities listed below.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Deep Cuts and Punctures

  • Rinse wound with running water.
  • Apply direct pressure if there is significant bleeding.
  • Call 9-1-1 or 301.405.3333 for emergency medical attention.
  • Report incident to supervisor.
  • For blood spills due to injury contact Building Services for clean up at 301.405.2222.

Call 9-1-1 or 301.405.3333 for all medical emergencies.

LOCAL MEDICAL FACILITIES 

REGIONAL HOSPITALS

White Oak Medical Center 240.637.4000
11890 Healing Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
https://www.adventisthealthcare.com/

MedStar Washington Hospital Center 202.877.7000
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
https://www.medstarwashington.org/