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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 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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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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