Hello CERID,
Stand Together, Stay Apart: April

COVID-19 Resources

First and foremost, thank you for your unyielding support, flexibility, and grace during these difficult and uncertain times. With regulations, directives, and conditions changing everyday, it is easy to feel the effects of information overload. In an attempt not to further add to the cacophony of voices, below are simply a listing of resources that you may find useful.

And if you are looking for a lighthearted break, check out some of the many online resources. Some of CERID Safety Team's favorites are the Woodland Park Zoo's Wildlife Cams and the Seattle Aquarium's Seal and Otter Cams!

Seattle Aquarium Otter

Importance of Following Exposure Response Procedures

A recent ACS article highlights the importance of proper exposure response procedures. In this case, an individual accidentally injected themselves with just a few drops of dichloromethane resulting in severe necrosis. Warning: the article contains images that some may find graphic. Safety Data Sheets are an important source of information for exposure and response information, but it is important to note that information may be incomplete and certain exposure routes such as injection are generally poorly studied. Always follow the UW's Exposure Response Poster and seek medical attention if warranted or you are concerned. And don't forget to fill out an Online Accident Report after any exposure or near-miss.

UW Exposure Response Poster