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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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Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety

Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSO) estimates that electrical power cords cause about 4,000 injuries and 3,300 residential fires each year. The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of these power cords. Misused and damaged power cords have caused painful injuries, […]

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Electrical Safety in Research Laboratories

Mismanaged electrical equipment is one of the top five causes of laboratory and industrial fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that electrical power cords cause about 4,000 injuries and 3,300 residential fires each year. The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of these power cords. Misused […]

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Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with extension cords and power strips/surge protectors are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The most common causes of fires from extension cords, power strips, or […]

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Are You Holiday Safe?

      The holidays are coming up. The National Safety Council (NSC) 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 at the National Safety Council website. […]

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Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with extension cords and power strips/surge protectors are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The most common causes of fires from extension cords, power strips, or […]

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Laboratory Safety: Electrical Hazards

This is the second part of our series on the hazards posed with electrical equipment. by: Nicole Campbell, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist Background Last month, we reviewed two common issues we find in laboratories: frayed cords and improper use of extension cords. This month, we continue our discussion on the use of extension cords […]

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Laboratory Safety: Electrical Hazards

This is the first of a multi-part series on the hazards posed with electrical equipment. by: Nicole Campbell, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Specialist Background Laboratory workers may be exposed to electrical hazards including electric shock, electrocutions caused by short circuits and overloaded circuits and wiring. Most electrical-related incidents are caused by unsafe work practices or […]

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The Safety Issues of Hotplate Heating Controls

Background Spontaneous and unexpected heating of hotplates has been the cause of laboratory fires and explosions. In 2005, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a safety advisory related to a Corning model PC 420 hot plate. In 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014 the University of California, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and Oak Ridge National Lab issued similar […]

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic Wastes (e-waste) may contain heavy metals in quantities that are prohibited from landfill disposal and should be recycled whenever possible. Please note that equipment that can be reused is not waste and can be collected by Surplus Properties for possible redistribution. The following are examples of e-waste that must be recycled: Lab equipment Computers, […]

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