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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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Sharps Safety Starts With You!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62% – 88% of sharps injuries can be prevented simply by using safer medical devices. Researchers should always consider how to safely handle sharps and identify procedures and/or scenarios when a sharps¬†injury could occur. By identifying when a sharps injury can occur, planned activities can […]

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Report All Accidents, Incidents and Near-Misses

Where do I report if I am an undergraduate student? Undergraduate students performing research activities in the laboratory must promptly notify their supervisor and contact Emory University Student Health Services if there is an accident, incident or near-miss. Here is the link to Student Health Services: http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hs/about/patient_portal.html Employees who are injured on the job must […]

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