NiR Manual - Appendix B Emergency Response Procedure
In the event of an accident involving an NIR source, immediately do the following:
- Using caution first shut down the source of the NIR radiation and then lock out/tag out the power supply.
- Provide for the safety of personnel (first aid, evacuation, etc.) as needed.
Note: If an eye injury is suspected, have the injured person keep their head upright and still to restrict any bleeding in the eye. A physician should evaluate eye injuries as soon as possible.
- Obtain medical assistance for anyone who may be injured.
University Health Service (Urgent Medical Care) - 2-3188
UC Optometry Clinic (Normal Hours) - 2-2020
UC Optometry Clinic (24 Hour Emergency) - 2-0992
Ambulance (Emergency) - 9-911
- If there is a fire, leave the area, pull the fire alarm, and contact the fire department by calling 9-911. Do not fight the fire unless it is very small and you have been trained in fire fighting techniques.
- Inform Radiation Safety as soon as possible.
During normal working hours, call Radiation Safety - (510) 642-3073
After normal working hours, call 911 or 2-6760 to contact the UC Police Department (they have an RS emergency call list).
- Inform the Principal Investigator (PI) as soon as possible. If there is an injury, the PI must submit a report of injury to Risk Management.
- After an accident, do not resume use of the NIR source until released to do so by the Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Committee (ORS will coordinate accident investigations).