Division Title
Safety

Reporting an Animal Injury

The injury should be reported immediately to your localOccupational Medical Service (OMS) clinic.

  • Bethesda: Building 10, Room 6C306, (301) 496-4411

  • Baltimore: Room 01B210, (443) 740-2309

  • IRF-Frederick: Room 1B116, (301) 631-7233

  • RML-Hamilton: Room 5205, (406) 375-9755 

If you are involved in the  direct care of animals or their living quarters or have direct contact with animals (live or dead), their viable tissues, body fluids or waste, you are required to participate in the Animal Exposure Program (AEP). Trainees, Fellows, or Special Volunteers who conduct animal activities are eligible for enrollment in the AEP and other associated OMS programs to the extent necessary to support their involvement in the Animal Care and Use program. Contract employees are eligible only for emergency medical care (i.e. evaluation and treatment of occupational injuries.) To enroll in AEP, contactOMS at (301) 496-4411.


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Work-Related Medical Emergencies - Human or Nonhuman Primate Exposure

An injury that involves an exposure to human or nonhuman primate body fluid should be treated as a medical emergency. First aid should be initiated immediately on-site.

  • Contaminated skin should be scrubbed with soap and water for 15 minutes.

  • Contaminated eyes or mucous membranes should be irrigated with water or normal saline for 15 minutes.

The injury should be reported immediately to your local OMS clinic.

  • Bethesda: Building 10, Room 6C306, (301) 496-4411

  • Baltimore: Room 01B210, (443) 740-2309

  • IRF-Frederick: Room 1B116, (301) 631-7233

  • RML-Hamilton: Room 5205, (406) 375-9755 

Emergency Procedures for Exposure to Blood, Body Fluids and Infectious Materials 

First Response Guidance for Potential Exposure to B Virus 

Infection Control Guidelines from the Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology Service 


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On-Call Emergency Care

An OMS clinician is on-call to respond to occupational exposures to HIV, monkey B virus, and other potentially life-threatening biohazards that occur when the clinic is closed. The on-call OMS healthcare provider can be contacted by calling the NIH Page Operator at (301) 496-1211.


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