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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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Radiation Safety Database EHS Assist Upgrade

EHS Assist, the Radiation Safety Database, has been upgraded to a fully web-based system. The icon for EHS Assist on the EHSO Radiation Safety webpage will take you to the new database. The web-based system uses the Emory single-sign-on. Using your Emory username and password you can access the data anywhere you have internet access. The […]

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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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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. EHSO would like to recognize the Vega Lab for the January Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Nicole Vega’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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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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AAALAC International Site Visit at Emory University

The AAALAC International site visit of the animal care and use program at Emory University will be conducted by a 4-person team of peers on March 3-5, 2020.  While much of the focus will be on DAR and IACUC, laboratories will be site visited, particularly those where surgery and other experimental procedures are done on […]

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Chemical Fume Hood Annual Performance Testing

Chemical fume hoods (CFHs) are found in most research labs and must undergo annual performance testing (previously referred to as certification). Annual Performance Testing(formerly known as certification) 1. Measure the flow rate (linear feet per minute, lfm) with the sash set at 18 inches from the fume hood surface/bench. Multiple data points are recorded and […]

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