Accident Procedures – Lab

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL THE PITT POLICE   (412) 624-2121

CHEMICAL SPLASH:
  Remove contaminated clothing; Rinse the effected area with water for 15 minutes.

HEAT BURN:
  Rinse the effected area with water for 15 minutes, to remove heat and hydrate a heat burn.

REPORT THE INCIDENT:

  Remember that even minor safety incidents need to be reported to the appropriate faculty or staff within 24 hours of their occurrence, preferably as soon as they have been resolved.

Procedure for Non-Emergency Work Related Injury

Reporting a Work-Related Injury, Illness, or Disease following Treatment

Employee

1. Immediately call the University’s TPA, UPMC Work Partners, at 1-800-633-1197 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) to report the work-related injury or illness.
2. Notify your supervisor.
3. Emergency assistance may be obtained from campus Security or Public Safety Departments.

What to do if a student is injured

The ‘Enclosed’ Guidelines for Faculty And Staff Response to Student Injury — EH&S policy # 1-15 — EH&S Guideline # 1-15 

University Safety Manual 

FORMS

UNDERGRADUATE LAB ACCIDENT REPORT FORM  
ACCIDENT REPORT FORM  
NEAR-MISS REPORT FORM
SHARPS INJURY REPORT FORM — Submit to EH&S (Needle Stick)
Guidelines for Faculty And Staff Response to Student Injury   
Where is the closest place for Non-emergency Medical Care?  

In case of a flood, fire or other emergency that has any potential to affect equipment, personnel, chemicals or paper records, the Department of Chemistry Emergency Protocol should be followed.

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The Department of Chemistry Laboratory Emergency Protocol


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Emergency Contacts
Do not return to inside the building until instructed by authorities

We have an Emergency Protocol that makes it a policy to report incidents to the Department of Chemistry after calling the Pitt Police (412) 624-2121 or EH&S (412) 624-9505 as necessary.
https://www.intranet.chem.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Chemistry-Department-Emergency-Protocol.pdf 

Injury and Incident reporting assigned Department of Chemistry Contacts are:
Director of Stockroom   Josh Jones                  jcjst22@pitt.edu           (412) 624-8554      (724) 469-3338
Facilities Coordinator    Mary Beth Conroy     chembldg@pitt.edu     (412) 624-5521
Administrative Officer   Evon Nigro                 nigro@pitt.edu              (412) 624-8477

 

Note(s) and References:

Third-party claims administrator (TPA).  

HEAT BURN Reference: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-burns/basics/art-20056649  

Please send suggestions for additions and corrections regarding the safety webpages via email to jcjst22@pitt.edu.