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Environmental Health & Safety Office

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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New Hazardous Waste Vendor- US Ecology

EHSO would like to introduce the new hazardous waste collection vendor – US Ecology. Beginning May 2020, you will see new uniformed personnel picking up your hazardous waste. The change in vendor has no impact on the Emory process for chemical waste. Continue to use the link titled “Waste Collection” located on the EHSO website […]

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BioRAFT Training and Registration Updates

Make sure your BioRAFT profile is up to date! Before returning to the lab, make sure all required trainings are completed. This includes completing expired or overdue EHSO trainings such as Research Lab Safety, Biosafety, BBP for Research (if applicable), Laser Safety (if applicable), and Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel (if applicable). Be advised […]

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Returning to Laboratory Research at Lower Density

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. As stated in the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Friday, May 15th, EHSO has developed a mandatory training course that […]

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Returning to Laboratory Research at Lower Density

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. As stated in the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Friday, May 15th, EHSO has developed a mandatory training course that […]

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COVID-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a range of COVID-19 information from how the virus spreads to what to do if you are sick, and how to cope on a daily basis. Make sure you know the steps to prevent COVID-19: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 […]

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Radiation Safety Database EHS Assist Upgrade

EHS Assist, the Radiation Safety Database, has been upgraded to a fully web-based system. The icon for EHS Assist on the EHSO Radiation Safety webpage will take you to the new database. The web-based system uses the Emory single-sign-on. Using your Emory username and password you can access the data anywhere you have internet access. The […]

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Laboratory and Workspace Disinfection Guidance

EHSO has provided guidance for disinfection during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Particular attention should be given to ‘high touch’ surfaces. Also refer to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DISINFECTION GUIDANCE FOR LABORATORIES AND WORKSPACES  Please keep in mind and observe the basics of infection control: Avoid close contact with people who […]

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