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Start 2021 with a Current BioRAFT Profile

Start the new year with a current BioRAFT profile! For the start of 2021, make sure all required trainings are completed. This includes completing expired or overdue EHSO trainings such as Research Lab Safety, Biosafety, BBP for Research (if applicable), Laser Safety (if applicable), and Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel (if applicable). Be advised […]

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Do You Protect Your Eyes and Face?

Protecting your eyes and face is important in the workplace and outside of work. Thousands of people are blinded each year from work related eye injuries that could have been prevented with proper eye and face protection. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work […]

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Prepare for the Holidays – Submit your BioRAFT Registrations Early

Just a reminder that the holidays are fast approaching. Faculty and staff vacations have started! In preparation, be sure to review your BioRAFT registration and protocols early. In addition, please keep in mind that due to the Winter Recess Emory University will be closed the last week of December. The University will be closed from […]

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Update to the Principal Investigator’s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Policies

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has updated the Principal Investigator’s Guide to EHS Policies and Procedures and the current version is now on our website under Forms/Documents. What is the Principal Investigator’s Guide to EHS Policies and Procedures? This document outlines health and safety topics that all PIs should review with new members […]

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Managing Your Laboratory Satellite Accumulation Area

Chemical waste is generated across the Emory Research and Healthcare Communities. All used and unwanted chemicals are handled as Regulated Wastes and are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO).  You can request waste pick-up through the Online Waste Request System on EHSO’s Main Website. The designated area in your lab where waste […]

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Prepare for the Holidays – Submit your BioRaft Registration Early

Just a reminder that the holidays will be fast approaching. Faculty and staff vacations in November and December will be here before we know it! In preparation, be sure to review your BioRAFT registration and protocols early. In addition, please keep in mind that due to the Winter Recess Emory University will be closed the […]

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Keeping Your Lab Door Closed

Remember to keep those lab doors closed! This helps ensure negative air pressure is being maintained. The buildings are designed to maintain negative directional air flow from the corridor to the lab spaces. When the doors are left open, the building’s ability to do this is compromised. This is also an important component for maintaining […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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Reminders for Returning to Laboratory Research

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) and the Office of Research Administration (ORA) in concert with Emory Executive Leadership have developed requirements and guidance for the Phased Return of Research to Campus including a Return to Laboratory Research Checklist available on the EHSO website. There are also several other guidance documents provided on the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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