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BRS Permit Applicants Required to Use APHIS eFile

Beginning April 5th, 2021, all United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) permit applicants will be required to apply using APHIS eFile.  What this means: Notifications will no longer be available after April 4, 2021. This is consistent with the revised regulations 7 CFR Part 340.  ePermits remains […]

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Don’t Risk a Fall – Use Ladders and Step Stools Properly

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 2020 Workplace Safety Index, $5.71 billion is spent on workplace falls to a lower level, such as, from ladders and […]

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FY21 Lab Assessments and Frequently Identified Findings

As a reminder, the EHSO Research Safety team is conducting assessments of research spaces to help ensure a safe work environment, to identify and correct laboratory hazards and to assist with regulatory compliance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modified assessment visit will be conducted for your laboratory following the current safety recommendations. The checklist […]

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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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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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