Tag Archives: biosafety

Laboratory and Workspace Disinfection Guidance

EHSO has provided guidance for disinfection during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Particular attention should be given to ‘high touch’ surfaces. Also refer to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DISINFECTION GUIDANCE FOR LABORATORIES AND WORKSPACES  Please keep in mind and observe the basics of infection control: Avoid close contact with people who […]

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Checklist for Ramping Down your Lab

Following the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Wednesday, March 18th, research that is not deemed essential/critical must be ramped down. EHSO has provided a checklist to assist you in completing the necessary ramp down activities for your lab. CHECKLIST TO RAMP DOWN NON-ESSENTIAL LABORATORY RESEARCH Please remember it is always best to use […]

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Do You Use a Centrifuge?

Nils Schoof, lab manager for Dr. Ann Chahroudi’s research group, provides in this article a collection of good laboratory practices that the Chahroudi lab members follow to ensure that centrifuges are working properly and are decontaminated regularly. Centrifuge maintenance is an important everyday practice to maintain optimal condition and safety in every research laboratory. Regular […]

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October is Biosafety and Biosecurity Month

2019 is the 6th anniversary of the Biosafety & Biosecurity Month. The NIH’s Office of Science Policy (OSP) initially created National Biosafety Month to encourage institutions to highlight the importance of biosafety and undertake activities to strengthen their biosafety programs. The theme for 2019 is “Beyond the Lab: Increasing the Visibility of Biosafety and Biosecurity” […]

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Have You Updated Your EHSO Training?

Let’s celebrate! Training Compliance has improved over the past year.  Safety training is an administrative control in addition to having standard operating procedures and lab-specific training. Starting in May 2018, the EHSO training modules for Research Lab Safety, Bloodborne pathogens (BBP), Biosafety, Laser Safety, Radiation Safety were migrated to BioRAFT.   See below how as a community, Emory research personnel decreased the […]

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New Faces in the EHSO Research Safety Team

The Research Safety team welcomes Kristina Bowen and Anurati Romesh to EHSO! Kristina is an EHS Professional II in the Research Safety Department of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO). Prior to joining EHSO, she was an Environmental Health Practitioner for a county health department. Kristina holds a Master of Public Health degree from […]

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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

Lab Safety Spotlight – After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of May, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Davies Lab for the June Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Huw Davies’s research group for embracing a culture of […]

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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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June is Biosafety Cabinet Certification month for these research buildings

The following research buildings have biosafety cabinets (BSC) due for annual certification. Ensure that a PO has been placed through Emory Express. Woodruff Memorial Research Building Winship Cancer Institute (Clinic C) Woodruff Extension Building Yerkes Lawrenceville Campus Click the link below for instructions on how to create the PO: https://www.finance.emory.edu/home/Procure%20and%20Pay/buying%20in%20the% 20Emory%20Marketplace%2020151/index_procure_pay_biosafetycabinets.html Your BSC is  primary […]

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