Chemical Spills on Body

  1. Wash thoroughly (15 minutes) with water using nearest deluge shower or hand/spray unit. Remove any overlying clothing that may retain the chemical and prevent thorough washing of the skin.
  2. Depending on the chemical, additional medical treatment may be required. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet and/or specific laboratory procedures.
  3. If in doubt about further treatment, call the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at 416.978.4467.
  4. Report the incident to your supervisor and fill out the Accident/Incident Report form.

Chemical in Eye

  1. Immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, removing contact lenses if possible.**All wet chemical laboratories must have and eyewash facility.**

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  2. Seek medical attention immediately. Go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
  3. If possible, obtain the Material Safety Data Sheet and provide it to the treating physician.
  4. Report the incident to your supervisor and fill out the Accident/Incident Report form.