Exposure incident response is posted

It is the responsibility of the P. I. prior to initiating any type of research to instruct and train laboratory staff in the procedures for dealing with accidents. Individual laboratory employees are responsible for their own safety and all individuals performing work with hazardous substances must accept a shared responsibility for operating in a safe manner once they have been informed about the extent of risk and safe procedures for their activities. They also have the responsibility to inform their supervisors of accidents and work practices or working conditions they believe hazardous to their health or to the health of others.

References:

  • NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. April 2019. Section IV-B-7-d-(1), (2) and Appendix G.
  • Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories. HHS Publication No. (CDC) 21- 1112, 5th Edition.
  • MSU Biosafety Manual
  • MSU Bloodborne Exposure Control Plan MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • OSHA standard number 29 CFR 1910.1450

Corrective actions:

Print posters below and affix them in a visible area in the laboratory. PI must discuss the procedures to be taken in case of a biological exposure, chemical splash or physical injury and make forms below available in the laboratory.

Posters:

HR Forms for medical assistance:

Procedures in Case of Injury and Illness

Biological exposure

Employees who suffer a work-related illness/injury should immediately report the injury to the P.I./supervisor.

  1. Immediately call an ambulance (9-1-1) if the illness/injury is a critical emergency. The ambulance driver will transport the individual to the nearest medical facility available for treatment.
  2. When the illness/injury is not critical, the supervisor is to complete the Authorization to Invoice MSU and direct the employee to the medical facility indicated on the
  3. If an employee is involved in an incident where exposure to bloodborne pathogens may have occurred, the employee should seek medical consultation and treatment expeditiously. In these instances, actions should include the following:
  4. If contact with blood or other potentially infectious material occurs on non-intact skin (i.e. cuts, rashes, acne, dermatitis), wash the area for 15 minutes with soap and
  5. If blood or other potentially infectious material splashes in the eyes or on mucus membranes, flush the area for 15 minutes with water or normal
  6. Print and  take  an  “Authorization  to  Invoice  MSU”  form (link above) with
  7. Report t o a n y LANSING URGENT CARE location (Frandor location is open 24 hrs).
  8. Follow‐up by completing the “Report of Claimed Occupational Injury or Illness” form with your

Note: In the case of contact of blood or OPIM with intact skin, the employee should clean the skin immediately with soap and water. If there is any doubt regarding the condition of the contaminated skin, the employee must be medically evaluated as described in this section!

Chemical splash

For chemicals COMPATIBLE WITH WATER

  1. Immediately call an ambulance (9-1-1) if the illness/injury is a critical emergency. The ambulance driver will transport the individual to the nearest medical facility available for treatment.
  2. Flush the exposed area with water: flush eyes, nose, or mouth for 15 Bandage area if needed to control bleeding.
  3. Notify your supervisor if he or she is available. If you can let someone responsible know what has occurred and where you will
  4. Print and  take  an  “Authorization  to  Invoice  MSU”  form (link above) with
  5. Report to any LANSING URGENT CARE location (Frandor location is open 24 hrs).
  6. Follow‐up by completing the “Report of Claimed Occupational Injury or Illness” form with your Available at www.hr.msu.edu.

For chemicals NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WATER:

  1. Immediately call an ambulance (9-1-1) if the illness/injury is a critical emergency. The ambulance driver will transport the individual to the nearest medical facility available for treatment.
  2. DO NOT RINSE WITH WATER. Refer to your SOP or call EHS at 517‐355‐0153 for instructions on how to
  3. Notify your supervisor if he or she is available. If you can let someone responsible know what has occurred and where you will
  4. Print and  take  an  “Authorization  to  Invoice  MSU”  form (link above) with
  5. Report t o a n y LANSING URGENT CARE location (Frandor location is open 24 hrs).
  6. Follow‐up by completing the “Report of Claimed Occupational Injury or Illness” form with your

Physical injury: (slip and fall, cut, burn, etc)

  1. Immediately call an ambulance (9-1-1) if the illness/injury is a critical emergency. The ambulance driver will transport the individual to the nearest medical facility available for treatment.
  2. Notify your supervisor if he or she is available. If you can let someone responsible know what has occurred and where you will
  3. Print and take an “Authorization to Invoice MSU”  form (link above) with
  4. Report to any LANSING URGENT CARE location (Frandor location is open 24 hrs).
  5. Follow‐up by completing the “Report of Claimed Occupational Injury or Illness” form with your

The primary medical provider designated by MSU Human Resources Workers' Compensation is LANSING URGENT CARE. Locations include:

  • Frandor 505 North Clippert St Lansing, MI 48912 (open 24 hours)
  • Dewitt 12970 US Hwy 27 DeWitt, MI 48820
  • Okemos 2289 Grand River Okemos, MI 48864
  • Southside 320 E. Jolly Road Lansing, MI 48910
  • Westside 4440 West Saginaw Lansing, MI 48917
  • Bath 16945 Marsh Rd Haslett, MI 48840
  • Mason 132 S Cedar St Mason, MI 48854

For an on-campus work-related injury cases when the illness/injury is not critical and the employee cannot drive him/herself to Lansing Urgent Care, Capitol Transport Cab Service may be called anytime at 517-485-4400.

Each incident should receive prompt reconsideration of the initial risk assessment and reevaluation of current strategies to reduce the possibility of future exposures.