Tag Archives: lab safety

New! Chemical Safety Webpage

Do you need information or resources related to chemicals or chemical safety? Are you looking for guidance on submitting a Chemical in Animals Protocol or chemical waste disposal? The EHSO website launched a chemical safety webpage which assist labs with managing the use of chemicals from purchase to disposal. Currently, the webpage includes: The University’s […]

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Chemical Container Labeling

Chemical containers must meet the labeling requirements of the Global Harmonization Standard (GHS).  GHS hazard information, including pictograms and hazard warnings, are necessary to ensure that both lab personnel and non-lab personnel are aware of the physical and/or health hazards of the chemical. The hazard warnings may be communicated through pictures, symbols, words, or a […]

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Fire Safety Week

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: Monthly visual inspection: The responsibility of the individuals in the laboratory. Annual certification inspection: Conducted by an Emory-approved contractor. How do I conduct a monthly inspection? Location: Is the […]

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October is Biosafety Month

2018 is the 5th anniversary of Biosafety Month. The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 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 2018 Biosafety Month theme is “Promoting a Culture of Biosafety and Responsibility” with […]

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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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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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