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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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Recent Biosafety Protocol & Regulation Changes

Recent changes were made the NIH Office of Biotechnology to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. Also, changes were made to Biosafety Protocol review process including the committee structure. These changes have been reflected in a Change Summary document that is posted on the EHSO website: http://www.ehso.emory.edu/programs/research/research-protocol.cfm Please review […]

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Changes to the NIH Guidelines & Biosafety Training

On September 12th, 2012, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a revision to the NIH Guidelines that will go into effect on March 5th, 2013. The most significant change to the Guidelines was the incorporation of research involving synthetic nucleic acid molecules. Due to the inclusion of these experiments to the document, the NIH […]

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Biosafety Training

EHSO has kicked-off a new online training module in the Emory Learning Management System: Biosafety Training (Course Code 240120). Who Needs to Take It: All individuals listed on a Biosafety Protocol: those conducting research with potentially infectious or otherwise hazardous materials deriving from plant, animal, or human sources, including infectious agents, biological toxins, and recombinant […]

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