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Holiday Safety

Fire Safety The holidays are here and with all the joy and cheer may come unwanted hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wants everyone to be aware of potential fire risks and be mindful when decorating your home to help make the holidays safer. See the NFPA’s 9 Ways You’re a Holiday Decorating Disaster […]

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CDC: Life is Better with Clean Hands

Good handwashing technique 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.  If you conduct research activities: • Wash hands after entering and before exiting […]

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Influenza Season is Here!

Who Needs a Flu Vaccine? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu viruses. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Consult with your physician […]

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Sharps Safety Starts With You!

Source: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/nora/councils/hcsa/stopsticks/safersharpsdevices.html 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, […]

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Are you Holiday Safe?

The holidays are coming up! The National Safety Council and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will help you have a safe holiday season with friends and loved ones. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season. Read more on the National Safety Council website. Festive celebrations, flickering lights […]

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Flu Prevention: Influenza season is here!

Who Needs a Flu Vaccine? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu viruses. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Consult with your physician before […]

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CDC Says Clean Hands Save Lives

Good handwashing technique 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. If you conduct research activities: wash hands after entering and before exiting the […]

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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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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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