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Exposure Response Plan

Information regarding exposures to a specific biohazardous agent can be found either on the Exposure Response Plans page on the IBC website or in your IBC Registration Form.

Getting Medical Assistance

For an emergency involving a large spill or medical emergency (heart attack, stroke, etc)

Call the campus police emergency number

For Tufts University, call (617) 627-6911 or 6-6911 from a campus phone
For Tufts Medical Center, call (617) 636-5100

For other accidents and incidents, follow these steps
  1. Report the accident/incident to your supervisor and the Biosafety Manager immediately.
  2. Fill out an accident/incident report form. Follow the instructions on the form to submit the report, but send a copy to the biosafety manager as well.
  3. Seek medical attention for any exposures to hazardous materials.

Boston Campus

  1. Visit Employee Health (or the emergency room after hours) if working with animals. To make an appointment with Employee Health, call 617-636-5480.
  2. For all incidents not involving animals, visit the emergency room.

Medford Campus

  1. For all incidents not involving animals, visit the Mt. Auburn Occupational Health Clinic (or the emergency room after hours),
    • During business hours, contact Mt. Auburn Occupational Health Clinic
      • Monday-Friday 8am to noon and 1pm to 4pm
      • 617-354-0546
      • Call to consult before visiting in person. You may be instructed to schedule an appointment or you may be redirected to Mt. Auburn Hospital, which is at a different location.
    • Outside of business hours, go directly to Mt. Auburn Hospital
    • Click here for more information, map, and addresses for the Occupational Health Clinic and the Hospital
  2. Follow the instructions for the Boston Campus if working with animals.

Grafton Campus 

  1. Call the Exposure Response Call Center at (866) 360-8100.

Reporting Accidents or Incidents Involving Biohazardous Materials

Contact the Biosafety Manager

Melanie Marketon, PhD
Biosafety Manager
Boston: (617) 636-0969
Grafton: (508) 887-4450
Cell: (617) 201-2479

File an Accident/Incident Report Form

Visit the Environmental Health and Safety website to view and complete the accident/incident report form. Please send a copy of the completed form to the Biosafety Manager.