According to IACUC procedure, animal bites are to be reported immediately to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Environment, Health & Safety Office and the appropriate PI and or supervisor.
The procedure is as follows:
1) Control bleeding
2) Cleanse wound
4) Report Bite, or incident (other than a bite), within 24 hours of incident by using the form on the Environmental Health and Safety
5) If necessary, procure medical follow up
- Student workers should go to the Student Health Center
- Staff/Faculty should go to a panel physician approved by Worker's Compensation
Read the Environment, Health & Safety Office procedure on Injuries and Illnesses from Animal Bites, Scratches, and Other Exposures (pdf).