In case of laser injury

Do this immediately

  1. SHUT DOWN laser and other equipment using lab’s emergency Standard Operating Procedure
  2. STABILIZE the injured person using first aid if you can
  3. CONTACT Security [(410)516-7777] using lab phone, your cell phone or an emergency blue-light phone
  4. TELL the operator:
    1. Location of incident
    2. What is happening or happened
    3. Who was injured
    4. Nature and severity of injury (if eye injury, explicitly request immediate transport to Wilmer Eye Institute)
    5. Name of responsible lab manager or PI
  5. MAINTAIN CONTACT with the injured person; keep them as calm and comfortable as possible
  6. PROVIDE INFORMATION to responding Security officer and emergency responders as needed

Do this when the situation is stabilized

  1. CONTACT your lab manager and PI
  2. WRITE DOWN everything you remember about the incident