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Meet Your Building Safety Liaison

Did you know that the Research Safety division of EHSO has a safety liaison assigned to your research building? Meet your research safety liaison weekly to address any questions you have regarding laboratory safety. Here is the list of building liaisons: Building Research Safety Liaison Anthropology *email request for meeting Robin Ruthenborg Atwood Chemistry Center […]

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Update: Training in BioRAFT and Automated Training Reminders

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – General Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified, new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab Safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Research – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

To make sure you are prepared in any situation, take a look at the following list for ideas. Always dial 911 in case of an emergency. It is also important to have the numbers for the Police Department/Security on hand. Visit Accident.Emory.edu to learn how to report workplace accidents/injuries. Create an evacuation plan for your family and co-workers. Have a meeting […]

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Featured BioRAFT Functionality – How to Add Personnel

This month EHSO will provide you with a few tips that may help you navigate the electronic platform to manage personnel using biological, chemicals and radioactive materials in your laboratory. Addition of research individuals to the Principal Investigator’s registration in BioRAFT will allow them to complete training. Only Emory staff and Emory students who appear […]

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Update: Training Modules Moved to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified and new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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How to Prepare for Lab Moves and Close-Outs

Is your lab moving? Is your lab relocating to a new space? Is your lab closing-out and stopping research activities? If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact your EHSO Building Liaison. We are here to help make the transition smooth and easy. EHSO has recently updated the guidelines for Lab Moves, Relocations, […]

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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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Volunteers and Minors in Research Labs

Summer is a great time for students to gain valuable laboratory experience through volunteering or internships. Because student volunteers and/or minors may be unaware of hazards and risks associated with working in a laboratory, Emory University policies require training before entering a lab. Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research […]

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Report All Accidents, Incidents and Near-Misses

Where do I report if I am an undergraduate student? Undergraduate students performing research activities in the laboratory must promptly notify their supervisor and contact Emory University Student Health Services if there is an accident, incident or near-miss. Here is the link to Student Health Services: http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hs/about/patient_portal.html Employees who are injured on the job must […]

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Do I Need Respiratory Protection?

Emory has a commitment to its faculty and staff to keep them safe while they conduct the world renowned research that has made our name globally recognized. One of the hazards some our researchers face are airborne contaminants. These can be chemicals, animal dander, physical hazards (such as nanoparticles) and biological agents. Emory uses the […]

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