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Environmental Health and Safety

Emergency Information

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Emergency Procedures

In Case of Emergency Call

Dayton Campus Public Safety:

  • From University Phone:  911
  • From Cell Phone: 937-775-2111
  • Yellow Emergency Phones in buildings
  • Blue Light Talk Buttons
  • Emergency Action Plan for Dayton Campus

Lake Campus Emergency Response:

  • From University Phone:  911
  • From Cell Phone: 419-586-7724
  • Blue Light "Talk" Buttons
  • Emergency Action Plan for Lake Campus

All Other Locations:

  • Dial  911 to call local emergency response

Environmental Health and Safety: 937-775-2215

See Something? Say Something! Complete the EHS Service Form.


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES including chemical exposures: Go to the Emergency Room or Hospital


Work-Related Non-Emergency

Employees and Student Employees:

  1. Notify your supervisor
  2. For Bureau of Workers' Compensation certified provider visit: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/provider/services/providerlookup/nlbwc/ProviderSearch.aspx.
  3. Report any accident, incident, or near-miss

Students:

  1. Notify your supervisor
  2. For Bureau of Workers' Compensation certified provider visit: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/provider/services/providerlookup/nlbwc/ProviderSearch.aspx.
  3. Report any accident, incident, or near-miss

 

All other individuals, including visitors and contractors:

  1. Seek appropriate treatment at the nearest medical facility
  2. Report any accident, incident, or near-miss

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure and Spill Response

Immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up are available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needlestick. Be sure to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Emergency Information

Stuck or Splashed?

Immediate Action Required:

  • Wash needlesticks and cuts with soap and water.
  • Flush splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin with water.
  • Irrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigants for 15 minutes.
  • Report the incident to your supervisor.
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Bloodborne Pathogen Contact Information Contact Information for Immediate Help

24-Hour Help

Wright State Physicians Student Health

937-245-7200
Say "I need the Wright State I.D. doctor."

I.D. means infectious disease


Injuries, Accidents, Illnesses, and Near-Misses

The EHS Incident Report Form must be completed for all accidents, incidents, illnesses, and near-misses (including COVID-19).

Filing an Incident Report Form

The EHS Incident Report Form is used for internal purposes. It documents that an injury/incident had occurred and the response is taken. This is used by university employees, visitors, and students alike.

Who: Any individual on university-owned/leased property or during a university-sponsored activity

What: All incidents, injuries, accidents, illnesses, and near-misses

When: As soon as possible after the incident

Why: To prevent future incidents and document as required by law


Hazardous Material Spills

Hazardous Material Spills

Hazardous materials include chemical materials, biological agents, and radioactive materials.

All hazardous materials spills must be reported to EHS as soon as possible. The university is legally required to report certain spills to the Environmental Protection Agency within twenty-four (24) hours of the spill. In order for the university to comply with this requirement, you must immediately report any spill of hazardous material over one (1) pound to EHS at 937-775-2215. There can be legal consequences for a person who spills a Reportable Quantity of hazardous material and fails to report it.

Immediate actions to take in the event of a spill:

CALL Public SAFETY (937-775-2111 or 911) IF THE SPILL IS:
  • Greater than 1 gallon of liquid or 1 lb. or (2.5 kg) of solid material
  • Very toxic material
  • Poses a fire hazard
  • Highly dangerous chemical
  • Biohazard agent
  • Radioactive material
  • If you need assistance with cleanup

Emergency!

  1. Immediately activate the nearest fire alarm and evacuate the building.
  2. Call Public Safety at 937-775-2111 or 911
PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT INCLUDING:
  • location
  • class of hazardous materials involved
  • size of spill
  • description of any personal injury
  • control measures already taken
  • your name and phone number
  • how you can be identified when emergency personnel arrive at the scene

If the accident involves personal injury or chemical contamination, follow the above steps as appropriate, and at the same time:

  1. Move the victim from the immediate area of fire, explosion, or spill (if this can be done without further injury to the victim or you).
  2. Locate nearest emergency eyewash or safety shower.
  3. Remove any contaminated clothing from the victim and flush all areas of the body contacted by chemicals with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes.
  4. Administer first aid as appropriate and seek medical attention.

Minor Chemical Spill

In the event of a spill involving the release of a chemical that does not pose an immediate risk to health and does not involve chemical contamination to the body:

  • Notify lab personnel and neighbors of the accident
  • Isolate the area, close doors, and evacuate the immediate area if necessary
  • Remove ignition sources and unplug nearby electrical equipment
  • Establish exhaust ventilation, if possible, by turning on fume hoods
  • Review the SDS and contact EHS
  • Locate the spill kit
  • Choose and don appropriate personal protective equipment (goggles, face shield, impervious gloves, lab coat, apron, etc.)
  • Clean up according to SDS
  • Dispose of materials as directed by EHS

PREPARE and Train

All laboratories should have the following supplies:

  • A written laboratory-specific emergency plan
  • Documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or protocols
  • Documented training in spill response for all laboratory personnel
  • Spill Kit with items to clean and/or contain a biological spill. At a minimum, the spill kit should contain:
    • gloves (appropriately sized and within expiration date)
    • eye protection
    • lab coat (clothing protection)
    • paper towels or another appropriate absorbent
    • fresh 10% bleach and water solution or other approved sterilization product
    • red biohazard bags
    • sharps containers
  • Broken glass receptacles should also be available.

If you need assistance or have questions, please complete the EHS Service Form.