Category Archives: EHSO

Environmental Health & Safety Office

Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of November, our team has selected one lab to be recognized based on inspection findings that required very minimal corrective action(s). EHSO would like to recognize the Kenney Lab for the November Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Anna Kenney’s research […]

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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Do You Know What HOME Is?

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Employee Health according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. New Employee portal for managing your occupational health On Monday, December 10, 2018, Emory is launching Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME). HOME is a new web-based […]

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Lessons Learned: Recent Injuries From Research Laboratories Involving Broken Glass Pipettes

A common task in research laboratories is aspiration of solution through a vacuum line system. The solution is aspirated via a pipette connected to rubber tubing, then collected into a side arm flask for later treatment and disposal. One hazard posed by this task involves fitting or removing pipettes to the end of rubber tubing. […]

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EHSO Research Safety Inspection Report Changes

Starting December 2018, EHSO will be using new software to conduct and document Research Safety Inspections for the Emory research community. Using your feedback, we have updated the reporting format to clearly communicate identified findings and provide recommendations for corrective action. These changes are summarized in Table 1. Changes to look for: A Corrective Action […]

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Are you Holiday Safe?

The holidays are coming up! The National Safety Council and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will help you have a safe holiday season with friends and loved ones. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season. Read more on the National Safety Council website. Festive celebrations, flickering lights […]

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Electrical Safety in Research Laboratories

Mismanaged electrical equipment is one of the top five causes of laboratory and industrial fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that electrical power cords cause about 4,000 injuries and 3,300 residential fires each year. The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of these power cords. Misused […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of October, our team has selected one lab to be recognized based on inspection findings that required very minimal corrective action(s). EHSO would like to recognize the Meeks/Lollar Lab for the October Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Drs. Shannon Meeks and […]

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Radiation Safety Training is Moving to BioRAFT

Are you listed in a Radioactive Materials Usage License? The training modules for RAM users have moved from ELMS to BioRAFT. After November 1, 2018, the following training modules must be completed in BioRAFT: Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel – INITIAL Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel – Refresher – EVERY THREE YEARS Log into BioRAFT: www.emory.bioraft.com. If […]

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Think Before You Act!

Researchers beware! Do not leave research materials, such as ice buckets, in common spaces. Research materials need to stay in the lab and food needs to stay out of the laboratory space. EHSO recently received the images below via email from a concerned lab worker. The bucket was left unattended on a table at the […]

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EHSO Website Updates

The following document and webpage were updated recently on the EHSO website: Guidelines for Use of Hazardous Chemicals in Animals http://ehso.emory.edu/research-safety/chemical-protocol.html This webpage provides detailed instruction on submitting new chemicals in animals forms and on submitting updates/amendments to existing chemicals in animals forms. For any questions, email csp@emory.edu.

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