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Chemical Hygiene Plan Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) completed the annual review and update of the EHS-405 Chemical Hygiene Plan following OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450), referred to as the Laboratory standard. The purpose of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to provide a written program stating the policies, […]

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Reminders for Returning to Laboratory Research

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) and the Office of Research Administration (ORA) in concert with Emory Executive Leadership have developed requirements and guidance for the Phased Return of Research to Campus including a Return to Laboratory Research Checklist available on the EHSO website. There are also several other guidance documents provided on the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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COVID-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a range of COVID-19 information from how the virus spreads to what to do if you are sick, and how to cope on a daily basis. Make sure you know the steps to prevent COVID-19: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 […]

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Checklist for Ramping Down your Lab

Following the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Wednesday, March 18th, research that is not deemed essential/critical must be ramped down. EHSO has provided a checklist to assist you in completing the necessary ramp down activities for your lab. CHECKLIST TO RAMP DOWN NON-ESSENTIAL LABORATORY RESEARCH Please remember it is always best to use […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of February, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resources Lab for the February Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Gabriel Sica’s research group for embracing a culture […]

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BBP ECP 2020 Update

An Exposure Control Plan is important because it helps protect workers from exposures to blood and other body fluids[1].  The Emory Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (BBP ECP) has been reviewed and updated for 2020 according to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. One highlight in the 2020 revision is the addition of […]

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New Laboratory Signage Requirements Form

EHSO has updated the Laboratory Signage Requirements Form. It is now an automated form that is designed to make signage requests faster and easier for you. Follow the link on our website under “Research Safety,” then click “Laboratory Hazard Signage Program” on the left side of the page. Alternatively, go to the “Forms and Documents” […]

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March is Ladder Safety Month!

Ladders are commonly used in the home and workplace, but do we give them much thought before stepping on one? If used improperly, ladders can be dangerous or even fatal. According to the Liberty Mutual 2019 Workplace Safety Index, $4.9 billion is spent on workplace falls to a lower level such as from ladders and […]

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Do You Use a Centrifuge?

Nils Schoof, lab manager for Dr. Ann Chahroudi’s research group, provides in this article a collection of good laboratory practices that the Chahroudi lab members follow to ensure that centrifuges are working properly and are decontaminated regularly. Centrifuge maintenance is an important everyday practice to maintain optimal condition and safety in every research laboratory. Regular […]

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