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USDA APHIS and CDC Permits Reminder

Save a copy of all USDA APHIS and CDC permits in your BioRAFT profile under “Documents.” Alternatively, you can send a copy of these permits to biosafe@emory.edu and we can assist with uploading them for you.    

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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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Do You Hand Wash?

Good hand washing is important to prevent the spread of germs. Think about everything that you touch from the moment you wake up, come to work, and go home. Your hands may have come into contact with germs doing your daily activities. Check out this APIC film festival winning video that shows a day in […]

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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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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Clinical and Microbiology Laboratories

There has been an outbreak linked to Salmonella Typhimurium from microbiological laboratories in 16 states, including Georgia, in 2017. This continues to indicate that laboratory-associated salmonellosis is a public health problem and that proper microbiological techniques should be used. Many of the people who became ill reported not washing hands, not wearing PPE, and using […]

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CDC Recommendations for Safe Lab Practices

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