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Environmental Health & Safety Office

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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Checklist for Ramping Down your Lab

Following the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Wednesday, March 18th, research that is not deemed essential/critical must be ramped down. EHSO has provided a checklist to assist you in completing the necessary ramp down activities for your lab. CHECKLIST TO RAMP DOWN NON-ESSENTIAL LABORATORY RESEARCH Please remember it is always best to use […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of February, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resources Lab for the February Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Gabriel Sica’s research group for embracing a culture […]

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Environmental Health and Safety Office – Bench to Bedside Collaboration in the Wake of SARS-CoV-2

The recent Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an international response to control the spread of this virus and to better understand the epidemiology of this disease.  This virus was recently named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease is called COVID-19.  The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) is collaborating with University and Healthcare partners to provide support […]

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BBP ECP 2020 Update

An Exposure Control Plan is important because it helps protect workers from exposures to blood and other body fluids[1].  The Emory Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (BBP ECP) has been reviewed and updated for 2020 according to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. One highlight in the 2020 revision is the addition of […]

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New Laboratory Signage Requirements Form

EHSO has updated the Laboratory Signage Requirements Form. It is now an automated form that is designed to make signage requests faster and easier for you. Follow the link on our website under “Research Safety,” then click “Laboratory Hazard Signage Program” on the left side of the page. Alternatively, go to the “Forms and Documents” […]

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March is Ladder Safety Month!

Ladders are commonly used in the home and workplace, but do we give them much thought before stepping on one? If used improperly, ladders can be dangerous or even fatal. According to the Liberty Mutual 2019 Workplace Safety Index, $4.9 billion is spent on workplace falls to a lower level such as from ladders and […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

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

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