OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Poisoning

 

Response:

Poison Control Center: Call 1-800-452-7165

Fire/Ambulance/ Police: Call 9-1-1

If poison is splashed in eyes:

  1. Call out for help so others can come to you
  2. Rinse eyes with running water for up to 15 minutes, Hold the eyelid open while water flows over the eyeballs. Do not rub the eye.
  3. Call 9-1-1 for medical assistance, if needed
  4. Call Poison Control Center
  5. Contact employee’s supervisor
  6. Contact [College/School/Department name] Manager.
  7. Protect yourself against exposure to hazardous materials.

If poison is splashed on skin:

  1. Call out for help so others can come to you
  2. Take off any splashed clothing, rinse skin with running water for up to 15 minutes.
  3. Call 9-1-1 for medical assistance, if needed
  4. Call Poison Control Center
  5. Contact employee’s supervisor
  6. Contact [College/School/Department name] Manager.

If poison is inhaled:

  1. Call out for help so others can come to you
  2. Get patient to fresh air, open doors and windows
  3. Call Poison Control Center, 1-800-452-7165
  4. Contact [College/School/Department name] Manager.
  5. Contact employee’s supervisor
  6. Protect yourself against exposure to hazardous materials. Consult the Safety Data Sheet and wear appropriate personnel protective equipment.

If poison is ingested:

  1. Call out for help so others can come to you
  2. Call 9-1-1 for medical assistance, if needed
  3. Call Poison Control Center
  4. If cleaning product is swallowed, prepare to give one glass of water or milk to drink, under the direction of the Poison Control Center (unless person is unconscious, having convulsions or is unable to swallow).
  5. Contact [College/School/Department name] Manager.
  6. Contact employee’s supervisor

Recovery:

  • Follow [College/School/Department name]spill response procedures to clean up chemical and rinse water
  • If the injured person is an employee, contact the employee’s supervisor and initiate the reporting procedures as directed. (HR Advocate web site http://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/workers-compensation-resources and Form 801 (Report of Accident/Illness)

Mitigation:

  • Review the types and purpose of poisonous materials and properly dispose of if no longer needed or replace with a less poisonous substance.
  • Properly label poisonous materials and ensure labeling is legible

Preparedness:

  • Ensure personnel using poisonous materials are familiar with the hazards and appropriate response
  • Consult the Safety Data Sheet and wear appropriate personnel protective equipment.