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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. […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

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

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Safety Selfie Contest Winners!

Thank you, Allie Cummins and Katherine Pendleton, for participating in the Safety Selfie Contest. Thanks for helping EHSO keep Emory safe. Check out some of our favorite pictures from the Safety Selfie Contest! Great job!

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Meet your Research Safety Building Liaison!

The Research Safety Building Liaisons are your resource for laboratory safety. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here for YOU!  

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Hearing Safety in the Workplace

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 30 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise every day, ranging from sounds of a power lawnmower to shots fired from a shotgun. This noise can cause severe damage to the ear and produce permanent hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is the number one […]

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Fire Safety Week

LOOK (for places where a fire could start), LISTEN (for the sound of the smoke alarm), LEARN (two ways out of every room). Be aware fire can happen anywhere.   Do you know where the fire extinguisher is located?  OSHA requires that fire extinguishers receive two types of inspections to ensure that they work when activated:  […]

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October is Biosafety and Biosecurity Month

2019 is the 6th anniversary of the Biosafety & Biosecurity Month. The NIH’s Office of Science Policy (OSP) initially created National Biosafety Month to encourage institutions to highlight the importance of biosafety and undertake activities to strengthen their biosafety programs. The theme for 2019 is “Beyond the Lab: Increasing the Visibility of Biosafety and Biosecurity” […]

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Safety Selfie Contest!

Take selfies with Safety-related items and be among the first to turn them in! The first 25 people to complete the task will win a roll up sweatshirt blanket. Here’s how it works: Choose 7 out of 10 of the items below, take a selfie with each item, then label each picture and e-mail to biosafe@emory.edu (you can also prepare a collage and […]

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FY19 Lab Rat Winners and Quiz Q!

Check out all the Lab Rat readers who won goodie bags in FY19!  We thank all the readers in the Emory research community who read our newsletters between September 2018 and August 2019 and participated in the goodie bag contest. FY19 Lab Rat Quiz winners:  Month  Name  Department  September  Sreenivas Nannapaneni  Winship Cancer Institute  October  Deepa Kodandera  Yerkes National Primate […]

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Have You Updated Your EHSO Training?

Let’s celebrate! Training Compliance has improved over the past year.  Safety training is an administrative control in addition to having standard operating procedures and lab-specific training. Starting in May 2018, the EHSO training modules for Research Lab Safety, Bloodborne pathogens (BBP), Biosafety, Laser Safety, Radiation Safety were migrated to BioRAFT.   See below how as a community, Emory research personnel decreased the […]

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