Incidents/Accidents with Biohazards

Spill Response

体育365The following are recommended procedures for evaluating and handling a spill:

  • Select disinfectant for specific organism/material ()
  • Determine contact time needed for disinfectant to work
  • Gather Cleanup Materials:
    • Disinfectant
    • Forceps
    • Paper towels
    • Autoclavable container/bags
  • Follow cleanup procedure for applicable scenario:

Exposure Response

体育365In the event of exposure, wash the area with soap and water or flush eyes, nose or mouth with large amounts of water for 15 minutes.

Injury Response

Non-Critical injuries during normal business hours:
UNH Health Services
4 Pettee Brook Lane (across Main Street from Holloway Commons)
(603) 862-9355
Non-Critical injuries after normal business hours:
Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
789 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-5252
Serious injury that requires emergency response:
Call 911

Required Reporting & Documentation

All spills, exposures (overt or potential), accidents, and injuries involving biological materials must be documented and reported to EH&S by completing a .

Related Information and Pages

View Hazardous Materials Management Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

Contact Information

Dana Buckley, Biological Safety Officer (BSO)
Phone: (603) 862-0197
Email: dana.buckley@noraoconnor.com