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Medical Emergencies

Life Threatening Injury or Illness – Call 911

In the case of a life-threatening injury or illness call 911 immediately and then contact Drexel Public Safety 24 Hour Call Center at 215-895-2222. The operator will notify security and the emergency response team who will perform rescue procedures and/or transfer the victim to the nearest emergency room.  When speaking to the emergency operator state your name, location and the nature of the incident.

Non-Life Threatening Injury or Illness – Notify Supervisor and call 215-895-2222

For all non-life threatening injury or illness, immediately contact your supervisor. Contact Drexel Public Safety 24 Hour Call Center at 215-895-2222 to report the injury. Provide the dispatcher your name, description of the incident, and the exact location of the incident.

Employees must seek medical treatment if necessary at WorkNet during normal hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The locations are:

Service Provider

Address

WORKNET Occupational Health Center City

219 North Broad Street, Philadelphia Pa 19107

1st Floor

215-762-8525

WORKNET Occupational Health Navy Yard

4050 S. 26th Street, Philadelphia Pa 19112

 215-467-5800

Your supervisor can contact WORKNET to arrange transportation to the one of the above location. Employees should report to the nearest emergency room if the injury occurs outside the normal hours of operation or during an observed holiday. 

All employees must complete an injury report. This report can be obtained from WORKNET or by contacting EH&RS.

Students should seek medical treatment with his or her family physician, student health or closest emergency room with the exception of needle sticks. Students who suffered a needle stick can report to the University’s Occupational Health Office (WORKNET), student health or the closest emergency room for needle stick injuries.

Exposures

Always seek medical attention when exposed to hazardous materials.

  • Eyes – Immediately flush eye(s) for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes using the eyewash station.
  • Face, Eye(s), and/or Body – immediately flush for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes using the safety shower. Remove contaminated clothing while flushing.
  • Hand(s) – immediately flush for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes using the sink. If injected with an infectious needle utilize soap and water.
  • Ingestion and inhalation – seek medical attention immediately.