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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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Preparing for Lab Moves and Close-Outs

Is your lab moving? Is your lab relocating to a new space? Is your lab closing-out and stopping research activities? If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact your EHSO Building Liaison. We are here to help make the transition smooth and easy. How to Prepare for Lab Moves & Close-Outs EHSO has […]

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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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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Have You Accessed HOME?

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Occupational Injury Management according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. Emory’s Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) is the web-based tool/portal used by Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees for managing their occupational health needs, including […]

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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? 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 […]

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Important – Do you Store Hazardous Chemical Waste?

New Hazardous Waste Regulations have recently been adopted; here are the current guidelines for hazardous chemical waste management implemented by the Emory Environmental Health and Safety Office: AFFIX a completed Hazardous Waste Label; list all primary chemical constituents and their percentages. AFFIX all Globally Harmonized System (GHS) pictograms that define the hazard of the chemical […]

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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? 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 […]

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Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME?

Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME? Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Occupational Injury Management according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. Emory’s Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) is the web-based tool/portal used by Emory […]

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June is Biosafety Cabinet Certification month for these research buildings

The following research buildings have biosafety cabinets (BSC) due for annual certification. Ensure that a PO has been placed through Emory Express. Woodruff Memorial Research Building Winship Cancer Institute (Clinic C) Woodruff Extension Building Yerkes Lawrenceville Campus Click the link below for instructions on how to create the PO: https://www.finance.emory.edu/home/Procure%20and%20Pay/buying%20in%20the% 20Emory%20Marketplace%2020151/index_procure_pay_biosafetycabinets.html Your BSC is  primary […]

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Selecting the correct glove for your job

Next to our eyes, our hands are probably the most important part of our body when it comes to doing our work. They’re involved in almost everything we do. Yet many of the things we do with our hands are done without any deliberate thought. Your hands have no fear. They’ll go anyplace they’re sent […]

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