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September is Emergency Preparedness Month!

To make sure you’re prepared in any situation, take a look at the following list for ideas. Always dial 911 in case of an emergency. Also, have numbers for the Police Department/Security on hand. Visit Accident.Emory.edu to report workplace accidents/injuries. Create an evacuation plan for your family and co-workers. Have a meeting place at home and at work in case of separation. Designate alternate routes if roads […]

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Considerations When Using Sharps on Rodent Studies

By Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM Associate Veterinarian Yerkes National Primate Research Center Many biomedical and basic science research studies involve the use of rodent animal models. The animals and experimental agents (eg. cell lines, chemicals, biologicals, etc.) involved with these projects often pose a human health and safety risk to the personnel conducting those studies. […]

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

By Stephanie Lord EHSO EHS Professional II General Safety and Industrial Hygiene Do you ever think about how to prevent slips, trips and falls? Of course not! Most slips, trips and falls happen because we are distracted and/or do not notice the hazards around us. Hazards and Remedies Spills Clean up any spills or report […]

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ELMS NEW User Interface and Web Address

Emory’s ELMS online learning system was upgraded by Human Resources. The new hyperlink is https://elmprod9.emory.edu. This new platform works best if you launch it in the later version of Firefox. If you experience technical difficulty while completing Online courses on ELMS, please email euhelp@emory.edu. You may be able to resolve the issue more quickly by […]

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Reminders to Research Personnel

Are you ready to begin a new school year in your laboratory? August is usually a busy month with students starting a new semester, students lining up rotations, new investigators coming to the University, new hires, and so on. Below are a few reminders from EHSO: ✓ Ensure PI and personnel are current with applicable […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Clinical and Microbiology Laboratories

There has been an outbreak linked to Salmonella Typhimurium from microbiological laboratories in 16 states, including Georgia, in 2017. This continues to indicate that laboratory-associated salmonellosis is a public health problem and that proper microbiological techniques should be used. Many of the people who became ill reported not washing hands, not wearing PPE, and using […]

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Reduce Energy Consumption and Minimize Office and Lab Waste

Are you interested in reducing energy consumption and minimizing waste in your office and lab? Green Offices at Emory and Green Labs at Emory invite you to certify your work space to help Emory reach its 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision goals. Join your colleagues from the following offices and labs that achieved certification this summer: Environmental Health and Safety Office, Whitehead building […]

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BioRAFT Reminders

For annual updates: Go to emory.bioraft.com and log in using your Emory ID and password. Complete the Lab Set Up Wizard: update personnel list Complete the Biological Registration wizard, certify at the bottom of the Lab Biological Summary. If the Compliance liaison is reviewing, he/she clicks “NOTIFY PI” Complete the Chemical registration wizard and Highly […]

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Updated Lab Self-Inspection Form

The Laboratory Self-Inspection Form has been updated. Each lab is required to complete a self-inspection every 12 months and upload the Corrective Action Plan to BioRAFT. EHSO Research Safety will use the same form to conduct an inspection of each lab. The Laboratory Self-Inspection Cheat Sheet has also been updated. The inspection process remains the […]

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DEA Controlled Substances Disposal

The DEA provides guidance on the proper disposal of controlled substances. Based on DEA guidance, Emory University has a policy that covers the proper use and disposal of controlled substances for non-human subjects research. At this time, a DEA registered reverse distributor must be used to properly dispose of controlled substances. The DEA registration holder […]

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