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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of January, our team has selected one lab to be recognized based on inspection findings that required very minimal corrective action(s). EHSO would like to recognize the F. Eun-Hyung Lee Lab for the January Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of F. Eun-Hyung Lee’s lab for […]

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Biological, Chemical and Chemicals in Animals Registrations/Forms Review in 2019

The use of biological materials and chemicals in the laboratory or in animals require the review and approval of the Biosafety Office. Biological and Chemical Registrations, as well as, Chemicals in Animals Forms are maintained in BioRAFT. We are making efforts to synchronize the review of all modules to occur at around the same time […]

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BioRAFT Chemical Registration – Identifying Highly Hazardous Chemicals Used in the Laboratory

Completing your Chemical Registration is the final step in BioRAFT for all laboratories using highly hazardous chemicals.  If your lab has Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC), you need to complete the HHC Survey and update personnel handling these chemicals in your laboratory. A special feature of the BioRAFT platform is the option of having a chemical […]

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Working with Hazardous Chemicals in Animals

If you are planning on working with hazardous chemicals and animals there are a few requirements that need to be met. You must be listed on an EHSO Chemical Safety Approval Letter and your PI must have IACUC approval to use hazardous chemicals in animals. To be listed on an EHSO approval letter, your PI […]

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Working with Hazardous Chemicals at Emory University – Particularly Hazardous Substances

OSHA and Emory University require that individual laboratories develop written procedures for handling particularly hazardous substances (See the OSHA Lab Standard 1910.1450 and Emory University Chemical Hygiene Plan). Written procedures document that personnel are trained and help to ensure a safe and compliant workplace. Particularly hazardous substances are chemical agents that pose a serious health […]

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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Have You Accessed HOME?

Emory launched the Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) in January of 2019. HOME is a web-based tool/portal that will be used by Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees for managing their occupational health needs, including reporting of work-related injury, illness or exposure. Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of December, our team has selected one lab to be recognized based on inspection findings that required very minimal corrective action(s). EHSO would like to recognize the Moe Lab for the December Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Christine Moe’s research […]

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Lab Equipment Repairs and Disposal

Do you have lab equipment (refrigerators, centrifuges, hot plates/stirrers, computers used in the lab, incubators, ovens etc.) that needs to be repaired, or is ready for surplus? To help ensure that your equipment is safe to handle, use the equipment hazard tag! The Equipment Hazard Tag must be affixed to any piece of equipment which […]

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Phase Out MERCURY In Your Lab

EHSO is continuing its campaign to encourage researchers to phase out mercury thermometers from their labs. EHSO will provide, free of charge, a 1 for 1 replacement of existing mercury thermometers, with red, alcohol filled thermometers. Click here for the Mercury Thermometer Exchange Request Form. If you have additional questions, please contact your EHSO building […]

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Make Sure to Use the New Forms for Controlled Substances & Dangerous Drugs

The Office of Compliance has updated Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs forms and added new forms including Laboratory Self-Inspection forms and a Controlled Substance Dilution Use Log. The updated forms are available here. Use these forms going forward and mark old forms “No longer in use.” The Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs FAQs are also […]

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