Chemical and Radiation Spills
Always follow the detailed instructions provided in Environmental Health And Safety Office's Laboratory Safety Manual under "Spill Control/Emergency Response Procedures". Call the OU HSC POLICE DEPARTMENT, phone extension 14911 for major spills, or if assistance, or medical treatment is needed. OU Police will notify other response personnel.
- If flammable material is spilled, turn off all sources of ignition, if safe to do so.
- Evacuate as necessary. Remove all injured people, if safe to do so.
- Identify, or characterize, the substance(s) involved.
- Provide Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to response personnel, if possible.
Chemical Splash on the body, or in the eyes
- Remove ALL contaminated clothing, to include shoes. Flush skin, or eyes, with water for at least fifteen-minutes.
- Make sure that chemicals have not accumulated in the shoes.
- Seek medical attention, if needed.
Follow the detailed instructions provided in the Radiation Safety Manual under "Emergency Procedures".
If there are any questions dealing with Radioactive Material Call The Campus Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) @ 271-6121, or Fax to: 271-1768
Radioactive Material Spill
- During regular working hours, report all accidents to the RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER, Phone extension 16121. Also, notify the approved user.
- If an accident occurs during non-regular hours, notify the OU HSC POLICE DEPARTMENT, Phone extension 14911.
- If a large spill occurs, evacuate the area immediately, and do not allow anyone to enter into the contaminated area, until appropriate response personnel arrive.
- Flush ALL contaminated skin areas thoroughly with water, then wash repeatedly with mild soap and warm water.
- If skin is lacerated by glassware, or equipment contaminated with radioactive material, immediately wash the wounded area under a stream of lukewarm water.
- If ingestion of radioactive material has occurred, report the incident immediately to those departments listed in Radioactive Material Spill .
(The above link will take you to the OUHSC Environmental Health and Safety Office WebSite for a large selection of MSDS links)