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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 principal investigator or laboratory 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 or Parkway Health and Wellness during normal hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The locations are:

Service Provider


Worknet Occupational Health

Bobst Building, Room 113

245 North 15th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Worknet Occupational Health

One Reed Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Parkway Health and Wellness

1601 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Public Safety can arrange transportation to the WorkNet or Parkway Health and Wellness for employees. After normal hours or during holidays employees should report to the nearest emergency room.

All employees must complete an injury report. This report can be obtained from WorkNet, Parkway Health and Wellness, or by contacting EH&S.

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 or Parkway Health and Wellness), student health or the closest emergency room for needle stick injuries.


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.