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

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Employee Health according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. New Employee portal for managing your occupational health Recently, Emory launched the Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME). HOME is a web-based tool/portal that will be used […]

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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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Do You Protect Your Eyes/Face?

Protecting your eyes and face is important in the workplace and outside of work. 40% of all accidents that cause blindness occur at home. OSHA states that eye injuries cost employers over $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. Things to consider when working with hazardous material in the lab: Be […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of November, 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 Kenney Lab for the November Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Anna Kenney’s research […]

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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Do You Know What HOME Is?

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Employee Health according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. New Employee portal for managing your occupational health On Monday, December 10, 2018, Emory is launching Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME). HOME is a new web-based […]

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Lessons Learned: Recent Injuries From Research Laboratories Involving Broken Glass Pipettes

A common task in research laboratories is aspiration of solution through a vacuum line system. The solution is aspirated via a pipette connected to rubber tubing, then collected into a side arm flask for later treatment and disposal. One hazard posed by this task involves fitting or removing pipettes to the end of rubber tubing. […]

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Are you Holiday Safe?

The holidays are coming up! The National Safety Council and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will help you have a safe holiday season with friends and loved ones. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season. Read more on the National Safety Council website. Festive celebrations, flickering lights […]

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