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EMERGENCIES: OVERVIEW

INJURIES

In case of a medical emergency requiring an ambulance, call 511 (from campus phone) or 215-573-3333 immediately.  For medical emergencies at New Bolton Center, Morris Arboretum and Glenolden, call 911.  Provide the address of your location/building to the operator and stay with the injured person until help arrives.

For injuries not requiring an ambulance, refer to Emergencies Involving Injuries for locations where employees, students and visitors should report for treatment.

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL EXPOSURES

To the SKIN:  In case of a skin exposure to chemicals, biohazards or radioactive materials, immediately flush the contaminated area with water for at least 15 minutes at a safety shower or faucet.  Remove contaminated clothing.  Do not use neutralizing agents.

To the EYES:  In case of an eye exposure to chemicals, biohazards or radioactive materials, immediately flush the eye with water for at least 15 minutes at an eyewash or faucet.  Remove contact lenses while flushing the eye.

HF:  All exposures to hydrofluoric acid (HF) must be treated as a medical emergency.  Hydrofluoric acid exposures require special first aid measures.  (An HF First Aid Kit  must be available in all labs where HF is handled.)

All exposures to hazardous material must be treated by a health care provider.

Contact EHRS Immediately:

Chemical and Biological Agent Exposures:            215-898-4453 (24 hours)

Radioactive Material Exposures:                          215-898-7187 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

                                                                     215-573-6626 (after hours)    

See the Personal Contamination section of the Chemical Hygiene Plan for more information.

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS

For additional information see:

Chemical Spills

Biohazards Spills

Emergencies Involving Radioactive Materials