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Lab Safety Spotlight

Lab Safety Spotlight – After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of May, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Davies Lab for the June Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Huw Davies’s research group for embracing a culture of […]

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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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June is Biosafety Cabinet Certification month for these research buildings

The following research buildings have biosafety cabinets (BSC) due for annual certification. Ensure that a PO has been placed through Emory Express. Woodruff Memorial Research Building Winship Cancer Institute (Clinic C) Woodruff Extension Building Yerkes Lawrenceville Campus Click the link below for instructions on how to create the PO: https://www.finance.emory.edu/home/Procure%20and%20Pay/buying%20in%20the% 20Emory%20Marketplace%2020151/index_procure_pay_biosafetycabinets.html Your BSC is  primary […]

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Selecting the correct glove for your job

Next to our eyes, our hands are probably the most important part of our body when it comes to doing our work. They’re involved in almost everything we do. Yet many of the things we do with our hands are done without any deliberate thought. Your hands have no fear. They’ll go anyplace they’re sent […]

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What is the purpose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a Biological Research Facility?

It’s really not a simple answer and requires an understanding of general biosafety. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines biosafety as principles, practices, and strategies aimed at minimizing the unintentional release of a biological agent. Biosafety is achieved by utilizing the four primary controls – engineering, PPE, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and administration. These controls […]

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What’s that smell?

Your workspace should provide adequate indoor air quality and be free of health hazards. If you are experiencing strong or offensive odors in your work area, follow the instructions below to make sure you know what to do and who to call.    For extremely strong, irritating odors that are affecting your mucous membranes and/or respiratory system, you detect strong burning odors or […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of March, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Ahmed Lab for the March Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Rafi Ahmed’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College regular catalog course or degree program – see Emory University Policy 7.21 All volunteers […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in complying with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources.  EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected, and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance.  […]

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March is Ladder Safety Month – Be a Ladder Safety Pro!

Most people have used a ladder before, either at home or at work – So, what’s the big deal?  It’s just a ladder!  While ladders are inexpensive and useful ways to access elevated areas, they can also be very dangerous or even fatal, if used improperly. Source: https://www.laddersafetymonth.com/Portals/0/ALI_320583-18_19NLSM_flyer2_1.pdf Emory University has a Ladder Safety Program […]

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