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BioRAFT Chemical Registration – Identifying Highly Hazardous Chemicals Used in the Laboratory

Completing your Chemical Registration is the final step in BioRAFT for all laboratories using highly hazardous chemicals.  If your lab has Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC), you need to complete the HHC Survey and update personnel handling these chemicals in your laboratory. A special feature of the BioRAFT platform is the option of having a chemical […]

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Biological, Chemical and Chemicals in Animals Registrations/Forms Review in 2018

          The use of biological materials and chemicals in the laboratory or in animals require the review and approval of the Biosafety Office. Biological and Chemical Registrations, as well as, Chemicals in Animals Forms are maintained in BioRAFT. We are making efforts to synchronize the review of all modules to occur […]

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Inspection Process Changes

Research laboratories need to be inspected or walked-through every year to ensure that any hazard is identified and possible exposure is mitigated. Any item(s) that need to be corrected were usually summarized in the Corrective Action Plan (CAP). In 2018, we are consolidating the self-inspection and the generation of the CAP.   Lab Self-Inspection and […]

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Updates on USDA/APHIS or CDC Import Permits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has a permitting system to ensure that pests and diseases are kept away from domestic crops and animals. As you are preparing to submit your application in ePermit, please ensure that you communicate with your Biosafety Officer (biosafe@emory.edu). Discussing your proposed work […]

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Bio and Chem Protocol Submissions

Have you reviewed, updated, submitted and certified your Biosafety and/or Chemical Safety Registration for 2017? Do you have annual updates due in November or December? Be sure to complete all submissions on time because the holidays are slowly approaching and do not let your protocol expire. Use BioRAFT for submission of all of your biosafety […]

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Reminders to Research Personnel

Are you ready to begin a new school year in your laboratory? August is usually a busy month with students starting a new semester, students lining up rotations, new investigators coming to the University, new hires, and so on. Below are a few reminders from EHSO: ✓ Ensure PI and personnel are current with applicable […]

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BioRAFT Reminders

For annual updates: Go to emory.bioraft.com and log in using your Emory ID and password. Complete the Lab Set Up Wizard: update personnel list Complete the Biological Registration wizard, certify at the bottom of the Lab Biological Summary. If the Compliance liaison is reviewing, he/she clicks “NOTIFY PI” Complete the Chemical registration wizard and Highly […]

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Updated Lab Self-Inspection Form

The Laboratory Self-Inspection Form has been updated. Each lab is required to complete a self-inspection every 12 months and upload the Corrective Action Plan to BioRAFT. EHSO Research Safety will use the same form to conduct an inspection of each lab. The Laboratory Self-Inspection Cheat Sheet has also been updated. The inspection process remains the […]

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FAQs for completing your Biosafety or Chemical in Animals registrations

What do I do if I haven’t accessed BioRAFT before? Send email to biosafe@emory.edu. Your registration will need to be initiated by EHSO If you have a new project for review Log into BioRAFT Click Bio Summary Click Projects, then click add New Project Form Complete and submit In the Lab Biological Summary make sure that all surveys, pathogen […]

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BioRAFT Updates for Protocols Due in January, February & March

Lab Registration Investigators are being prompted to update their biological registrations in 2017. Things to remember: Complete the Lab Hazards Assessment Update your Members list, ensure that all job description for use of biological agents and chemical hazards are up to date Upload the Corrective Action Plan for the 2017 lab self-inspection Confirm spaces and […]

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