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Environmental Health & Safety Office

Lab Safety Spotlight

Lab Safety Spotlight – After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of May, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Davies Lab for the June Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Huw Davies’s research group for embracing a culture of […]

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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME?

Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME? Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Occupational Injury Management according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. Emory’s Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) is the web-based tool/portal used by Emory […]

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June is Biosafety Cabinet Certification month for these research buildings

The following research buildings have biosafety cabinets (BSC) due for annual certification. Ensure that a PO has been placed through Emory Express. Woodruff Memorial Research Building Winship Cancer Institute (Clinic C) Woodruff Extension Building Yerkes Lawrenceville Campus Click the link below for instructions on how to create the PO: https://www.finance.emory.edu/home/Procure%20and%20Pay/buying%20in%20the% 20Emory%20Marketplace%2020151/index_procure_pay_biosafetycabinets.html Your BSC is  primary […]

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Selecting the correct glove for your job

Next to our eyes, our hands are probably the most important part of our body when it comes to doing our work. They’re involved in almost everything we do. Yet many of the things we do with our hands are done without any deliberate thought. Your hands have no fear. They’ll go anyplace they’re sent […]

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What is the purpose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a Biological Research Facility?

It’s really not a simple answer and requires an understanding of general biosafety. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines biosafety as principles, practices, and strategies aimed at minimizing the unintentional release of a biological agent. Biosafety is achieved by utilizing the four primary controls – engineering, PPE, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and administration. These controls […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of March, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the LaRock Lab for the April Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Christopher LaRock’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Have You Accessed HOME?

Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME? Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Occupational Injury Management according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. Emory’s Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) is the web-based tool/portal used by Emory […]

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Quick Reminders about Waste Segregation and Disposal

Recently, EHSO received reports of incorrect waste disposal and recycling practices.  The reports included instances of improper glove disposal, improper disposal of unused lab supplies, improper storage of autoclaved waste, and improper disposal of UV lamps.   Additionally, here are a few quick reminders on how you should segregate and dispose of your lab’s waste.To […]

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