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Sponsored Research: The Importance of Obtaining Approvals Before Starting Work

Authors: Holly Sommers, Associate VP, Office of Sponsored Programs & Edwin Bemmel, Associate VP, Research Grants & Contracts All sponsored research is subject to specific regulations and requirements and must be administered through the designated offices. The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) verifies these requirements before approving an award or assigning a Provisional Award Number […]

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Preparing for Lab Moves and Close-Outs

EHSO guidelines for lab decommissioning: www.ehso.emory.edu/content-guidelines/LabDecommissioningGuidelines.pdf Proper Laboratory Decommissioning: Ensures that the vacated space is in a stable and known condition, safe for individuals unfamiliar with the laboratory to enter, Reduces disposal costs associated with unwanted and unknown hazardous materials, and Encourages sustainability through redistribution of unwanted, useable laboratory equipment and supplies. Ultimate responsibility for preparing a laboratory to be safe and compliant lies […]

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EHSO Website Updates

The EHSO Research Safety Group has updated the web documents below: Guidelines for registration of biological materials: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/guidelines-for-the-registration-of-biological-materials.pdf How to complete your 2018 annual updates in BioRAFT: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/research-safety/biosafety-protocol.html How to submit Chemical in Animals form in BioRAFT: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/research-safety/chemical-protocol.html IBC Charter and SOP: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-100-ibc-charter.pdf http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-101-policies-and-procedures-for-ibc-sop.pdf RHSC Charter and SOP: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-110-rhsc-charter.pdf http://www.ehso.emory.edu/documents/saf-111-rhsc-sop.pdf Guidelines for review of clinical […]

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Considerations When Using Sharps on Rodent Studies

By Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM Associate Veterinarian Yerkes National Primate Research Center Many biomedical and basic science research studies involve the use of rodent animal models. The animals and experimental agents (eg. cell lines, chemicals, biologicals, etc.) involved with these projects often pose a human health and safety risk to the personnel conducting those studies. […]

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Reminders to Research Personnel

Are you ready to begin a new school year in your laboratory? August is usually a busy month with students starting a new semester, students lining up rotations, new investigators coming to the University, new hires, and so on. Below are a few reminders from EHSO: ✓ Ensure PI and personnel are current with applicable […]

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Safe Use of Isoflurane on Lab Bench Tops

By Dr. Michael J. Huerkamp, DVM, DACLAM Isoflurane, known by the brand names Forane and Aerrane, is popularly used for the anesthesia of rodents, including in laboratories by making use of induction chambers. The same properties of quick induction, rapid effect, and the need for close monitoring to prevent the undesirable effects of overdose enabled […]

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Sharps Safety Tips

Sharps are medical devices that can cut or puncture the skin, which include needles, razor blades, exposed ends of dental wires, capillary tubes, etc. These sharp safety tips will help prevent accidental punctures and cuts. Before working with sharps: Consider safer medical devices (blunt tip needles, retractable scalpels and blades, etc.). The CDC estimates that […]

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Is Your Lab Leaving Emory or Relocating to another Lab on Campus?

Prior to departing from an assigned research space, all labs are requested to contact EHSO to schedule a Lab Decommissioning meeting. During this meeting, our office provides a comprehensive overview of the decommissioning process.  This meeting is an opportunity to discuss the safety requirements that apply to your lab move. Additionally, at the meeting, we […]

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Upcoming National Institutes of Health (NIH) Site Visit

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) will conduct a site visit at Emory’s main campus on March 18th, 2014.  During the site visit, the team will review and evaluate the Institution’s compliance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.  The site visit will primarily […]

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Checklist for Volunteers and Minors Participating in Research Activities

This is just a quick reminder to the labs that non-Emory lab personnel must register with EHSO.  Lab personnel that are not Emory employees must receive EHSO and/or IACUC approval prior to participating in research.  Here is a checklist of items that must be submitted before the individual will be approved to work in the […]

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