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Environmental Health & Safety Office

Green Labs at Emory University

      Are you interested in reducing energy consumption and minimizing waste in your office and lab? Green Offices at Emory and Green Labs at Emory invite you to certify your work space to help Emory reach its 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision goals. Certified offices and labs are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 in funding for sustainability projects. Applications are NOW OPEN, and […]

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EHSO Research Safety Lab Inspection Top Findings!

Lab inspections are conducted on a routine basis to assist in compliance with regulations, to identify and correct general lab hazards, and to help ensure a safe work environment. Below is a summary of the top findings from our most recent inspection cycle (September 2016-August 2017), and recommended corrective actions. Item # Item Description Item […]

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October is National Biosafety Month

October is National Biosafety Month (NBM). The Office of Science Policy (OSP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages institutions to: Highlight the importance of biosafety. Undertake activities to strengthen their biosafety programs. The 2017 theme for NBM is “promoting biosafety through good governance.” What is Emory University doing? The biosafety office team: Encourages […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Do you know where the fire extinguisher is located?  Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher?  If a fire is in the beginning stages, then you may be able to put it out by using a nearby fire extinguisher. First, pull the fire alarm, locate the nearest fire extinguisher, and position yourself approximately […]

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Welcome Shalmali Dharmadhikari to EHSO

 Shalmali Dharmadhikari, Ph.D. Shalmali is originally from Pune, India, and has lived in the United States for over a decade. She came to the US to pursue her Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City where she did research in improving the accuracy of an algorithm that matched airway trees extracted from […]

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

To make sure you’re prepared in any situation, take a look at the following list for ideas. Always dial 911 in case of an emergency. Also, have numbers for the Police Department/Security on hand. Visit Accident.Emory.edu to report workplace accidents/injuries. Create an evacuation plan for your family and co-workers. Have a meeting place at home and at work in case of separation. Designate alternate routes if roads […]

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Considerations When Using Sharps on Rodent Studies

By Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM Associate Veterinarian Yerkes National Primate Research Center Many biomedical and basic science research studies involve the use of rodent animal models. The animals and experimental agents (eg. cell lines, chemicals, biologicals, etc.) involved with these projects often pose a human health and safety risk to the personnel conducting those studies. […]

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

By Stephanie Lord EHSO EHS Professional II General Safety and Industrial Hygiene Do you ever think about how to prevent slips, trips and falls? Of course not! Most slips, trips and falls happen because we are distracted and/or do not notice the hazards around us. Hazards and Remedies Spills Clean up any spills or report […]

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ELMS NEW User Interface and Web Address

Emory’s ELMS online learning system was upgraded by Human Resources. The new hyperlink is https://elmprod9.emory.edu. This new platform works best if you launch it in the later version of Firefox. If you experience technical difficulty while completing Online courses on ELMS, please email euhelp@emory.edu. You may be able to resolve the issue more quickly by […]

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Reminders to Research Personnel

Are you ready to begin a new school year in your laboratory? August is usually a busy month with students starting a new semester, students lining up rotations, new investigators coming to the University, new hires, and so on. Below are a few reminders from EHSO: ✓ Ensure PI and personnel are current with applicable […]

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