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Yerkes Scavenger Hunt Winners

Thank you to those who came out to Get to Know EHSO on November 21, 2019! We appreciate all who participated and we want to congratulate the winners of the scavenger hunt. First 10 people to complete the hunt successfully: Susana Contreras Alcantara Olivia Delmas Callie Wilson-Minott Charlott Morel Sanchez Ariel Robinson Lelah Harmon Reese […]

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Lab Spotlight

EHSO would like to recognize the Bostick Lab for the November Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Roberd Bostick’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the great work!  About the Bostick Lab: “Our laboratory is a histology, immunohistochemistry, and image analysis research laboratory primarily focused in measuring biomarkers […]

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Laser Safety at Emory University

Researchers that conduct experiments involving the use of Class 3B and 4 devices are included in the Emory University Laser Safety Program. The program covers the services that EHSO provides including: online training, registration, risk assessments, laser eye protection evaluation, hazard signage, as well as the requirements that researchers must follow when using lasers in […]

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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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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? – Updated forms!

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 regular catalog course or degree program – see Emory University Policy 7.21. […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of September, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Dreaden Lab for the September Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Dreaden’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the great […]

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Meet your Research Safety Building Liaison!

The Research Safety Building Liaisons are your resource for laboratory safety. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here for YOU!  

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Fire Safety Week

LOOK (for places where a fire could start), LISTEN (for the sound of the smoke alarm), LEARN (two ways out of every room). Be aware fire can happen anywhere.   Do you know where the fire extinguisher is located?  OSHA requires that fire extinguishers receive two types of inspections to ensure that they work when activated:  […]

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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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In the News… Lessons Learned

Unforeseen laboratory accidents and incidents can occur as a result of working with different types of hazards associated with research activities.  Over the last several years, high profile events at universities across the country have raised concerns about lab safety programs and efforts to mitigate hazards and risks. In recent news, a student at the […]

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