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Biohazardous Incident Reporting

If you have been exposed to a biological agent, contact Occupational Medicine immediately (304) 293-3693. Proceed to the Occupational Medicine clinic or Ruby Hospital Emergency Room. All incidents involving biohazardous materials must be reported to the Biosafety Officer. Examples of reportable incidents include:

  • Spill outside of a biosafety cabinet
  • Needle-stick
  • Splash to the face
  • Animal bite
  • Centrifuge failure
  • PPE failure

The biohazard incident report form must be filled out and sent to aaelliott@mail.wvu.edu

Biohazardous incident report form

If there is an injury involved with the incident, an EHS Incident Report Form must be completed.

Please print this form regarding spill and incident response and post it in your laboratory. All personnel should be familiar with these procedures. The presence of this form will be checked during lab inspections.

Incident response document