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Laboratory Emergency Personal Contamination

II. Personal Contamination

  1. What to do?
  2. Who to call?
  3. Where to go?

What to do?

  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Flush exposed area with tepid water for 15 minutes.
  • If there are no visible burns, wash gently with soap and warm water.
  • If exposure occurs in the eyes wash the contaminant out of the eye by providing a continuous flow of water. This can be done by activating the eye wash station. Be sure to enable the “hands-free” operation, remove your gloves and hold your eyes lids open. Gently position your eyes into the water stream and flush your eyes for a full 15 minutes.
  • Obtain SDS.
  • Obtain medical attention, if necessary.
  • Report the incident to your supervisor. File appropriate accident reports and notify EH&S.