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Lab Emergency Response Guide

Life-Threatening Injuries?

  1. Is the victim having difficulty breathing?
  2. Is the victim breathing?
  3. Is the victim bleeding profusely?
  4. Is the victim conscious?
  5. Does the victim have a pulse?

Immediate Actions:

  • Call 911 and give exact location of victim.
  • Call Security at 6363
  • Contact Jennifer Gile (6442)

Non-Life-Threatening Injuries?

  1. Minor cuts
  2. Minor burns

Other potentially serious conditions:

  1. Inhalation of noxious gas or fumes.
  2. "Major" burn: more than reddening of skin
  3. Hazardous solid substance on skin.
  4. Hazardous liquid substance on skin.
  5. Electric shock
  6. Solid or liquid in eye.

Spills

Immediate Actions:

  • Evacuate room or area.
  • Check for victims of exposure.

Secondary Actions:

  • Contain spill, if possible, with appropriate spill kit.
  • Notify CHO and Lab Supervisor.

GAS or FUME LEAK

Immediate Actions:

  • Evacuate room/area.
  • Contact supervisor and CHO.

Secondary Actions:

  • Locate SDS for substance.

FIRE, small

Immediate Actions:

  • Evacuate room.
  • Extinguish, if possible, with correct extinguisher.

FIRE, large

Immediate Actions:

  • Evacuate room/area/building.
  • Sound fire alarm.
  • Call 911, with exact location.

Secondary Actions:

  • Account for personnel outside building.

Jennifer Gile
Coordinator of Chemistry Labs
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Science Hall 245H
(937) 327-6442
gilej@wittenberg.edu

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