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March is Ladder Safety Month – Be a Ladder Safety Pro!

Most people have used a ladder before, either at home or at work – So, what’s the big deal?  It’s just a ladder!  While ladders are inexpensive and useful ways to access elevated areas, they can also be very dangerous or even fatal, if used improperly. Source: https://www.laddersafetymonth.com/Portals/0/ALI_320583-18_19NLSM_flyer2_1.pdf Emory University has a Ladder Safety Program […]

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Georgia DNR Inspection – 3/11/19-3/13/19

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be conducting their inspection of the Emory University broad scope radioactive materials license GA 153-1 on March 11-13, 2019. Facilities and research laboratories that use radioactive materials may be inspected. Inspectors will be accompanied at all times by an EHSO staff member. Please contact EHSO if you have […]

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How to Register an IAQ Complaint

If you notice an odd or strange odor in your work area, please follow these steps: Notify your supervisor of the odor. Collect the following information about the odor: a. Identify the odor b. The time the odor occurred c. Whether the odor occurs regularly or randomly d. The duration of the odor e. 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 Ray Lab for the February Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Susan Ray’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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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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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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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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