The University of Nebraska Medical Center promotes occupational safety and health practices and strives to reduce work-related accidents and injuries through a formal injury and illness prevention plan. The program is built on the premise that each employee has the responsibility to: plan each job to assure proper safety equipment is available and used, know what actions to take in the event of emergencies, report any injuries or potential injuries and any unsafe conditions. 

Call the Safety Operations office at 402.559.6944 if you have questions about a specific laboratory, facility or workplace concern.

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Biologic Exposure Algorithm

Needle Sticks, Chemical, Radiation, Biological, Animal Exposures on Campus

All Employees (TNMC, BMC, UNMC, UNMC-P) & Students report exposure promptly to:

OUCH Call Center:
CALL:  402-559-OUCH (6824)
PAGE:  402-888-OUCH (6824)

DO NOT WAIT.  Report immediately. The Medical Call Center is available everyday around the clock to provide post exposure medical guidance for all types of exposures including needle sticks, chemical, radiation, biological, animal, etc. They can be reached directly by calling the OUCH line 9-OUCH (9-6824) off campus 402-559-6825. You can also use the OUCH Pager 402-888-6824.