Hazardous Material Splashed in Eye
- Immediately rinse eyeball and inner surface of eyelid with water continuously for 15 minutes.
- Forcibly hold the eye open to ensure effective wash behind eyelids.
- Obtain medical attention.
- Report the incident to a supervisor.
Potentially Infectious Material / Bloodborne Pathogens
If potentially infectious material comes into contact with eyes or mouth, flush with water for a minimum of 15 minutes at eyewash station or potable water source and notify your supervisor immediately. Exposure to potentially infectious materials requires immediate medical attention.
- Incidents Involving Biohazards (PDF)
- Animal Associated Injuries
- Non-human Primate Associated Injuries
If chemicals come into contact with eyes, flush with water for a minimum of 15 minutes at eyewash station or potable water source. Notify and/or request assistance from co-workers. Report the incident to your immediate supervisor.
UPMC Presbyterian Emergency Dept
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Eye exams must be performed after a suspected laser eye injury. All laser incidents must be reported to the Laser Safety Officer at 412-624-9505.