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Environmental Health & Safety Office

Chemical Hygiene Plan Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) completed the annual review and update of the EHS-405 Chemical Hygiene Plan following OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450), referred to as the Laboratory standard. The purpose of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to provide a written program stating the policies, […]

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Reminders for Lab Decommissioning

 Is your lab moving? Is your lab relocating to a new space? Is your lab closing-out and stopping research activities?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact your EHSO Building Liaison. We are here to help make the transition smooth and easy.    The Decommissioning Process: Why this Process is Important: Proper laboratory […]

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Influenza season is here!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you. A flu vaccine is especially important this season because it can also help reduce the burden on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources […]

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EHSO has published COVID-19 Related Guidance for Return to Campus

Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, Emory’s Environmental Health and Safety Office has developed guidelines to promote a safe environment on campus. Our priority is to protect the well-being of all members of our community and campus visitors. Following these guidelines will help keep our community safe and healthy. This guidance is intended to […]

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Chemical Safety Training Now in ELMS

The “DAR SOM Chemical Safety for Rodent Users” training can now be completed online through ELMS! This training must be completed prior to receiving EHSO Chemicals in Animals approval. Who is required to complete this training? This training applies to researchers whose animals are housed in the Division of Animal Resources (DAR). Researchers with animals […]

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Keeping Your Lab Door Closed

Remember to keep those lab doors closed! This helps ensure negative air pressure is being maintained. The buildings are designed to maintain negative directional air flow from the corridor to the lab spaces. When the doors are left open, the building’s ability to do this is compromised. This is also an important component for maintaining […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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Reminders for Returning to Laboratory Research

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) and the Office of Research Administration (ORA) in concert with Emory Executive Leadership have developed requirements and guidance for the Phased Return of Research to Campus including a Return to Laboratory Research Checklist available on the EHSO website. There are also several other guidance documents provided on the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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Managing Your Hazardous Waste

Chemical waste is generated across the Emory Research and Healthcare communities. This hazardous waste is handled as Regulated Wastes and are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO). You can request hazardous waste pick-up through the Online Waste Request System by clicking the “Waste Collection” link located on the EHSO website (ehso.emory.edu). The […]

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