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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Do You Know What HOME Is?

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Employee Health according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. New Employee portal for managing your occupational health On Monday, December 10, 2018, Emory is launching Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME). HOME is a new web-based […]

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Lessons Learned: Recent Injuries From Research Laboratories Involving Broken Glass Pipettes

A common task in research laboratories is aspiration of solution through a vacuum line system. The solution is aspirated via a pipette connected to rubber tubing, then collected into a side arm flask for later treatment and disposal. One hazard posed by this task involves fitting or removing pipettes to the end of rubber tubing. […]

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Sharps Safety Starts With You!

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, planned activities can […]

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