Emergency Procedures and Accident Reporting

If you are in an emergency and need assistance from Fire, Medical or Law Enforcement personnel, please call 911. 

Accident/Incident Reports for Safety Review

Visitor Accident/Incident Form

Employee Accident/Incident Form

Student Accident/Incident Form

Emergency Procedures

Prompt response is important if a person has been occupationally or instructionally injured from or exposed to chemicals. Safety Data Sheets should be consulted for specific procedures and control. Every situation is unique.  Practice good judgment. All actions should be made with the victim’s health as the first priority.  After (or during) any incident, the Person in Charge and EHS should be notified.

Immediately do the following:

  • For serious or life threatening emergency, immediately call 911 from a campus phone or (619) 594-1991 from a mobile phone.
  • Move away from the site of the hazard.
  • Get to the nearest emergency safety equipment or supplies and provide first aid according to Safety Data Sheet.
    • If inhaled, close container and move to fresh air.
    • If splashed on skin or eye: For chemical burns to the face or eye, call 911.
      • Flush the affected area for at least 15 min. except for Water Reactive Chemicals.
      • Remove contaminated clothing, contact lenses, jewelries, etc.
      • Hydrofluoric Burns – After 5 min.flush, apply calcium gluconate gel. If no gel, flush 15 min. Call 911.
      • Phenol Burns – After flush, apply polyethylene glycol (PEG). If no PEG, flush 15 min. Do not use ethanol. Call 911.
      • Cryogen or Dry Ice Burns – Flood or soak in tepid water – do not use hot water. Call 911.
      • Water Reactives – Do not flush with water. Follow Safety Data Sheet instructions. Call 911.
    • If ingested, seek medical attention immediately and/or contact Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
    • If injected, seek medical attention immediately and/or contact Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
  • For non-life threatening emergency, seek medical attention as outlined below. In addition provide the Safety Data Sheet of the chemical.

Note: Certain chemical splash (e.g. phenol, hydrofluoric acid, methyl iodides and ethyl bromides) may result in delayed effects or signs and symptoms; seek medical attention promptly.

  • For assistance with transport of injured students, contact Public Safety at (619) 594-1991.
  • Provide the following information to emergency response personnel and medical service provider:
    • Name and location of injured or exposed individual
    • Identity of chemical
    • Description of conditions under which the incident occurred
    • Description of any signs and symptoms

 

After (or during) any incident:

  • Notify the Person in Charge: PI/Lab Manager, Instructor/TA, or Supervisor/Manager
  • Person In Charge must:
    • Properly contain and secure the chemical spill or release.
    • Report the exposure incident to EHS at (619) 594-6778.
    • Notify Benefits Manager at (619) 594-1142 for employees.
    • Complete a Student or Employee Accident/Incident Report Form.
    • Complete a Supervisor’s Report of Work Related Accident/ Illness Form for employees.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Chemical Exposure or Injury

For Students

  • Proceed to Student Health Services (8:30am - 4:30pm, M-F). If needed, call public safety for escort at (619)- 594-1991.
  • Referral services for specialty care through Student Health or Primary Care Physician
  • After hours and weekends, proceed to Urgent Care or Emergency Room

For Employees

  • During Work Hours:
    • Occupational Health Services (8 am – 5 pm, M-F)

Call (619) 644-6600 then proceed to:

Sharp Rees-Stealy, La Mesa

Grossmont Medical Plaza, Suite 601

5525 Grossmont Center Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

  • Urgent Care Services (8 am – 8 pm, Daily)

Proceed to:

Sharp Rees-Stealy, La Mesa

Grossmont Medical Plaza, First Floor

5525 Grossmont Center Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

  • After Work Hours (after 8 pm to 8 am)

Proceed to Sharp Grossmont Hospital Emergency Room, or Occupational Health Services or Urgent Care Services during business hours.

Note:   Student interns in health care facilities should seek initial medical attention at the facility where the incident occurred, but will need to follow up with Sharp Rees Stealy, Occupational Health Services.

Prompt response is important if a person has been injured or exposed (by needlestick, bite, splash, or direct contact) to human or non-human primate blood, body fluids, bloodborne pathogens, infectious agents, toxins, or recombinant DNA. Every situation is unique. Practice good judgment. All actions should be made with the victim’s health as the first priority. After (or during) any incident, the Person in Charge and EHS must be notified.

 

Immediately do the following:

  • For serious or life threatening emergency, immediately call 911 from a campus phone or (619) 594-1991 from a mobile phone.
  • Wash the wound or skin with soap and water.
  • Flush or rinse out affected mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, etc.) with water.
  • For Non-Life Threatening Emergency Care seek medical attention as outlined below. In addition provide the Safety Data Sheet of the toxin.

Note: Toxins or biological exposures may result in delayed effects or signs and symptoms; seek medical attention promptly.

    • For assistance with transport of injured students, contact Public Safety at (619) 594-1991.
  • Provide the following information to emergency response personnel or medical care provider:
    • Name and location of injured or exposed individual
    • Identity of the biohazardous material
    • Description of the conditions under which the exposure occurred
    • Description of the signs and symptoms of exposure, if any

After (or during) any incident:

  • Notify the Person in Charge: PI/Lab Manager, Instructor/TA, or Supervisor/Manager
  • Person In Charge must:
    • Report the exposure incident to the Biosafety Officer at (619) 594-2865 or (619) 594-6965.
    • Properly contain and secure the biohazardous materials and/or contaminated sharps for follow-up investigation and disposal.
    • Complete a Student or Employee Accident/Incident Report Form in the event of a bloodborne or other biohazardous exposure, and a Sharps Injury Log if the event involves a biohazardous contaminated sharp or needle stick.
    • Person in Charge to notify Benefits Manager at (619) 594-1142 for employees.
    • Complete a Supervisor’s Report of Work Related Accident/ Illness Form for employees.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Needlestick and Bite Injury or Exposure to Blood, Body Fluids,

Infectious Agents and Toxins

For Students

  • Proceed to Student Health Services (8:30am - 4:30pm, M-F). If needed, call public safety for escort at (619) 594-1991.
  • Referral services for specialty care through Student Health or Primary Care Physician
  • After hours and weekends, proceed to Urgent Care or Emergency Room

For Employees

  • During Work Hours:
    • Occupational Health Services (8 am – 5 pm, M-F)

Call (619) 644-6600 then proceed to:

Sharp Rees-Stealy, La Mesa

Grossmont Medical Plaza, Suite 601

5525 Grossmont Center Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

  • Urgent Care Services (8 am – 8 pm, Daily)

Proceed to:

Sharp Rees-Stealy, La Mesa

Grossmont Medical Plaza, First Floor

5525 Grossmont Center Drive

La Mesa, CA 91942

  • After Work Hours (after 8 pm to 8 am)

Proceed to Sharp Grossmont Hospital Emergency Room, or Occupational Health Services or Urgent Care Services during business hours.

Note: Student interns in health care facilities have the opportunity to seek initial medical attention at the facility where the incident occurred, but will need to follow up with Sharp Rees Stealy, Occupational Health Services.