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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are frequent causes of accidents both on and off the job. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents and result in back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions and fractures. Additionally, they cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor […]

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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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