"UCSD LASER SAFETY Emergency Procedures"
UCSD LASER SAFETY Emergency Procedures In the event of a laser accident, do the following: 1. Shut down the laser system 2. Provide for the safety of personnel (first aid, evacuation, etc.). If needed, provide further medical assistance by: Eye Injuries: During normal business hours, contact Shiley Eye Center: 858-534-6290 and follow their instructions. After normal business hours, proceed to the Thornton Hospital Emergency/Urgent Care Unit: 858-657-7600 Non-Eye Injuries: Proceed directly to Thornton Hospital Emergency/Urgent Care Unit: 858-657-7600 Note: If a laser eye injury is suspected, have the injured person keep their head upright and still to restrict bleeding in the eye. Laser eye injuries should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. 3. Contact UCSD Police at: 858-534-4357 (534-HELP) 4. Inform your Principal Investigator of the accident as soon as possible. An Incident Report must be filed within one business day after the accident. Information on completing an Incident Report can be obtained at: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/injuryreport 6. Inform the UCSD Laser Safety Officer of the accident as soon as possible. During normal business hours: 858-822-2850 or 858-822-2494 After normal business hours: UCSD Police Department at 858-534-4357 (534-HELP)