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Is Your Chemical Waste Stored Properly?

Chemical waste generated during research activities must be stored by specific criteria. The storage area for laboratory chemical waste is termed Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAA). There are three C’s for proper SAA waste chemical storage containers: Closed – All chemical waste containers must remain closed except at the moment the container is being filled. Contents […]

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Do You Protect Your Eyes and Face?

Protecting your eyes and face is important in the workplace and outside of work. Thousands of people are blinded each year from work related eye injuries that could have been prevented with proper eye and face protection. The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) requires employers to ensure the safety of all employees in the work […]

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Increase in Personnel Density for Research Laboratories

On November 30, personnel density for research laboratories will be increased from one person per 250 square feet per one person to one person per 150 square feet.  This increase in occupancy density continues to require the use of face coverings and maintaining a minimum distance of 6-feet between people.  This physical distancing requirement is […]

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Environmental Health and Safety: Year In Review

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has the mission of providing comprehensive environmental and occupational health and safety support services to our research community and other Emory stakeholders with an aim of protecting people, environment and reputation by ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.  This past year’s activities contributed to the mission of ORA and […]

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Prepare for the Holidays – Submit your BioRAFT Registrations Early

Just a reminder that the holidays will be fast approaching. Faculty and staff vacations in November and December will be here before we know it! In preparation, be sure to review your BioRAFT registration and protocols early. In addition, please keep in mind that due to the Winter Recess Emory University will be closed the […]

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Update to the Principal Investigator’s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Policies

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has updated the Principal Investigator’s Guide to EHS Policies and Procedures and the current version is now on our website under Forms/Documents. What is the Principal Investigator’s Guide to EHS Policies and Procedures? This document outlines health and safety topics that all PIs should review with new members […]

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Fire Safety

LOOK (for places where a fire could start) LISTEN (for the sound of the smoke alarm) LEARN (two ways out of every room) 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: Monthly visual inspection: The responsibility of […]

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Prepare for the Holidays – Submit your BioRaft Registration Early

Just a reminder that the holidays will be fast approaching. Faculty and staff vacations in November and December will be here before we know it! In preparation, be sure to review your BioRAFT registration and protocols early. In addition, please keep in mind that due to the Winter Recess Emory University will be closed the […]

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Emory COVID-19 Prevention, Tracing, and COVID Positive (COVID+) Response During Return to Campus for Research

In response to returning to campus for research, Emory University has put processes and protocols into place to prepare Faculty, Staff, and Researchers to return to campus and how to maintain a healthy environment while on campus. A COVID-19 Dashboard was also recently launched to provide accurate and timely updates of all positive case reports […]

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ORA Office Overview

The Office for Research Administration encompasses many individual offices, each of which retain expertise in different areas of the research process. Your first point of contact will usually be your local RAS representative. They will help you determine which of the other touchpoints are necessary to submit a grant application, conduct a clinical trial, or […]

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