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EHSO Website Updates

The Emory University Biosafety Manual has been updated (http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-310-emory-university-biosafety-manual.pdf). This document is critical to the Emory University Biosafety Program. The manual was established to provide guidance in accomplishing the following goals: Protect personnel from exposure to infectious agents; Prevent environmental contamination; Provide an environment for high quality research while maintaining a safe work place, and; […]

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Biological, Chemical and Chemicals in Animals Registrations/Forms Review in 2019

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 at around the same time […]

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October is Biosafety Month

2018 is the 5th anniversary of Biosafety Month. The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 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 2018 Biosafety Month theme is “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility” with […]

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Update: Training in BioRAFT and Automated Training Reminders

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – General Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified, new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab Safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Research – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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Update: Training Modules Moved to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified and new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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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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Volunteers and Minors in Research Labs

Summer is a great time for students to gain valuable laboratory experience through volunteering or internships. Because student volunteers and/or minors may be unaware of hazards and risks associated with working in a laboratory, Emory University policies require training before entering a lab. Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research […]

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Research Lab Safety, BBP and Biosafety Training Modules Have Moved to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Research Lab Safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – Biosafety – EVERY THREE YEARS ✓ Log into BioRAFT: emory.bioraft.com. If you are due to update any of the training modules mentioned above, follow the prompts to update your training. […]

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What is the Purpose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a Biological Research Facility?

It’s really not a simple answer and requires an understanding of general biosafety. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines biosafety as principles, practices, and strategies aimed at minimizing the unintentional release of a biological agent. Biosafety is achieved by utilizing the four primary controls – engineering, PPE, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and administration. These controls […]

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Heads Up! EHSO is Transitioning Training Modules to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Research Lab safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – Biosafety – EVERY THREE YEARS Log into BioRAFT: emory.bioraft.com Go to Course Directory If you have completed your training in ELMS and your training is current, you do not […]

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