Biosafety Manual

14 Biosafety Manual pathogen SDSs are available at the Public Health Agency of Canada . Familiarity with exposure routes, symptoms, and treatment methods will provide better preparation in the event of exposure to the human pathogens, blood, tissues, cell lines, or OPIM. If exposure to human pathogens, blood, tissue, cell lines, or OPIM occurs or is suspected to have occurred while at work, appropriate medical treatment must be sought immediately. Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses and Exposures Iowa State University employees exposed or injured while at work or in the course of employment must seek medical attention at the McFarland Clinic PC, Occupational Medicine Department, 1215 Duff Ave, Ames, IA; (515) 239-4496. Supervisors should call the McFarland Clinic Occupational Medicine Department during regular work hours to schedule an appointment for the employee. Any relevant safety information such as an SDS should accompany the employee to the appointment. Reporting All work related injuries, illnesses, or exposures must be reported to the employee’s supervisor, even when medical attention is not required or is refused by the employee: An Incident Report (IR) must be completed by the injured employee and/or the supervisor through the ISU Incident Portal within 24 hours of the incident. Upon submission of the report, the supervisor will receive an email requesting information relating to the Accident Investigation as part of the incident reporting process. The supervisor is asked to reply directly to the email with answers to the questions asked within 24 hours of receiving the email. Questions regarding the form may be forwarded to University Human Resources at (515) 294-3753. Contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359 for guidance and assistance, especially when a serious injury or major loss occurs. Student Accidents and Injuries Students not employed by Iowa State University who are exposed or injured in the classroom or laboratory should seek medical attention at the Thielen Student Health Center, 2647 Union Drive, (515) 294- 5801. All accidents and injuries sustained by ISU students while in academic classes or events sponsored by the university must be reported to Risk Management by the student and a university representative using the ISU Incident Portal. Refer to the Accidents and Injuries web page for more information.

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