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Fire Safety Week

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 the individuals in the laboratory. Annual certification inspection: Conducted by an Emory-approved contractor. How do I conduct a monthly inspection? Location: Is the […]

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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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October is Fire Safety Month

Do you know where the fire extinguisher is located?  Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher?  If a fire is in the beginning stages, then you may be able to put it out by using a nearby fire extinguisher. First, pull the fire alarm, locate the nearest fire extinguisher, and position yourself approximately […]

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GHS Classification & Labeling of Chemicals Pt. 3

In this and future editions of The Lab Rat Newsletter, EHSO will provide quick overviews of the current hazard communication standard. The goal is to remind laboratory personnel of the information these pictograms are communicating regarding hazards in the laboratory.

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Emory Police and Fire Safety Fair Coming in October

It’s that time of the year again for the Emory Police and Fire Safety Fair. The Safety Fair will be on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Dobbs University Center (605 Asbury Circle). The Environmental Health and Safety Office will have a booth with information about our department and […]

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October is Fire Safety Month

Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? If a fire is in the beginning stages, then you may be able to put it out by using a nearby fire extinguisher. First, pull the fire alarm, locate the nearest fire extinguisher, and position yourself approximately 6 feet away from the fire, keeping your back […]

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GHS Classification & Labeling of Chemicals Pt. 2

In this and future editions of The Lab Rat Newsletter, EHSO will provide quick overviews of the current hazard communication standard. The goal is to remind laboratory personnel of the information these pictograms are communicating regarding hazards in the laboratory.

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GHS Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

In this and future editions of The Lab Rat Newsletter, EHSO will provide quick overviews of the current hazard communication standards. The goal is to remind laboratory personnel of the information these pictograms are communicating regarding hazards in the laboratory.

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Lab Incident: UH Manoa Lab Explosion

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the Honolulu Fire Department released the investigation report on the cause and origin of a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The explosion occurred on March 16 in a Hawaii Natural Energy Institute biofuels research laboratory in the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) building. A visiting […]

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In the News: UW-Madison Fined $56,000 in Airport Hazmat Incident

by Tony Gail, WKOW. Original Publication: http://bit.ly/1T9GaiD MADISON (WKOW) — Federal Aviation Administration officials say UW-Madison was fined $56,000 after a university researcher put hazardous materials in luggage and checked the baggage onto a flight, only to have TSA screeners intercept the cargo. Officials say the material included research-grade alcohol, which FAA spokesperson Tony Molinaro calls “highly flammable.” Officials say […]

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