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Environmental Health & Safety Office

BioRAFT Chemical Registration – Identifying Highly Hazardous Chemicals Used in the Laboratory

Completing your Chemical Registration is the final step in BioRAFT for all laboratories using highly hazardous chemicals. If your lab has Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC), you need to complete the HHC Survey and update personnel handling these chemicals in your laboratory. A special feature of the BioRAFT platform is the option of having a chemical […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in compliancing with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources. EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance. […]

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EHSO Website Updates

The EHSO Research Safety Group has updated the web documents below: Guidelines for registration of biological materials: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/guidelines-for-the-registration-of-biological-materials.pdf How to complete your 2018 annual updates in BioRAFT: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/research-safety/biosafety-protocol.html How to submit Chemical in Animals form in BioRAFT: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/research-safety/chemical-protocol.html IBC Charter and SOP: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-100-ibc-charter.pdf http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-101-policies-and-procedures-for-ibc-sop.pdf RHSC Charter and SOP: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-110-rhsc-charter.pdf http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-111-rhsc-sop.pdf Guidelines for review of clinical […]

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Volunteers and Minors in Research Labs

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 regular catalog course or degree program – see Emory University Policy 7.21. […]

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Report all Accidents, Incidents and Near-misses

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to the Employee Health according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. To report an accident, incident or near misses see step by step Guide: http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/docs/incident-report-how-to-guide.pdf Log into PeopleSoft to initiate your report: https://hrprod.emory.edu Additional information can be found […]

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Chemical Safety for Rodent Users Refresher Training

This interactive Online refresher course is required for all personnel using chemicals in animals classified as Level 3 agents as indicated in the Hazard Assessment accompanying the Chemicals in Animals Approval Letter. Individuals taking this course would have completed a classroom training more than 3 years ago. The online refresher provides a brief overview of […]

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GHS Hazard Communication

What is GHS?  GHS is the acronym for Global Harmonization System.  The GHS Classification System was adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to align domestic labeling requirements with Internationally recognized standards.  Since Hazard Communication must be comprehensive, the use of GHS symbols extends to chemical labeling, lab door signs, safety data sheets, […]

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Be a Ladder Safety Pro! March is Ladder Safety Month

Most people have used a ladder before, either at home or at work – So, what’s the big deal?  It’s just a ladder!  While ladders are inexpensive and useful ways to access elevated areas, they can also be very dangerous or even fatal, if used improperly.  According to a NIOSH study, ladder falls are involved […]

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Now Available: Updated Emory University’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

The updated version of the Emory University’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is now available on the EHSO website. The Exposure Control Plan is an important part of the University’s effort to protect employees from occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The ECP includes: Determination of “at risk” personnel Methods for exposure control including: Universal […]

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BioRAFT Chemical Registration – Identifying Highly Hazardous Chemicals Used in the Laboratory

Completing your Chemical Registration is the final step in BioRAFT for all laboratories using highly hazardous chemicals.  If your lab has Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC), you need to complete the HHC Survey and update personnel handling these chemicals in your laboratory. A special feature of the BioRAFT platform is the option of having a chemical […]

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