Prion & PLPs Accident Response

Reporting Incidents

  • Have all exposures (needlesticks, contamination of non-intact skin, splashes to eyes, face, and mucous membranes) evaluated by a medical professional; see the Clinical Services page for providers or the individuals may see their health care provider of choice.
  • Report all exposure incidents to your supervisor and fill out an online First Report of Injury (eFROI).
  • Fill out an IBC Incident Report if the incident occurred while working under an IBC protocol.

First Aid

For Needlestick or Laceration

For Contamination of Unbroken Skin3

  • Wash with soap and warm water for five minutes (avoid scrubbing), rinse and dry, and:
    • Brief exposure (1 minute to 1 N NaOH or a 1:10 dilution of bleach) or:
    • More prolonged soaking in a commercial hypochlorous acid preparation (BrioHOCl®) for additional safety
  • Seek medical attention immediately

For Splashes to the Eye or Mouth