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Farewell to The Lab Rat, Welcome to Research Safety Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) division of Research Safety is changing the name of our monthly newsletter from The Lab Rat Newsletter to Research Safety Update, effective March 2021. As part of a larger EHSO rebranding effort, we have decided to allow The Lab Rat to retire. The new Research Safety Update will […]

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Don’t Risk a Fall – Use Ladders and Step Stools Properly

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 2020 Workplace Safety Index, $5.71 billion is spent on workplace falls to a lower level, such as, from ladders and […]

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FY21 Lab Assessments and Frequently Identified Findings

As a reminder, the EHSO Research Safety team is conducting assessments of research spaces to help ensure a safe work environment, to identify and correct laboratory hazards and to assist with regulatory compliance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modified assessment visit will be conducted for your laboratory following the current safety recommendations. The checklist […]

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Reminder of FY2021 Lab Assessments

The EHSO Research Safety team conducts assessments of research spaces to help ensure a safe work environment, to identify and correct laboratory hazards and to assist with regulatory compliance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modified assessment visit will be conducted for your laboratory following the current safety recommendations. What to expect? A 15-minute visit […]

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Start 2021 with a Current BioRAFT Profile

Start the new year with a current BioRAFT profile! For the start of 2021, make sure all required trainings are completed. This includes completing expired or overdue EHSO trainings such as Research Lab Safety, Biosafety, BBP for Research (if applicable), Laser Safety (if applicable), and Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel (if applicable). Be advised […]

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FY2021 Lab Assessments

The EHSO Research Safety team conducts assessments of research spaces to help ensure a safe work environment, to identify and correct laboratory hazards and to assist with regulatory compliance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modified assessment visit will be conducted for your laboratory following current safety recommendations. What to expect? A 15-minute visit with […]

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Are You Autoclaving Safely?

Autoclave safely by using EHSO’s Autoclave Safety Checklist. This checklist is a reminder to confirm that materials are autoclave compatible, alert researchers about malfunctions by posting “DO NOT USE!” signage, ensure proper exhaust and drainage by keeping the chamber’s drain strainer clean, always use secondary containment, and much more. The checklist can be found on […]

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Start 2021 with a Current BioRAFT Profile

Start the new year with a current BioRAFT profile! For the start of 2021, make sure all required trainings are completed. This includes completing expired or overdue EHSO trainings such as Research Lab Safety, Biosafety, BBP for Research (if applicable), Laser Safety (if applicable), and Radiation Safety for Laboratory Research Personnel (if applicable). Be advised […]

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Holiday Safety

Gatherings during COVID-19 This holiday season poses additional safety concerns due to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides considerations for small gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please note that this does not replace any regional, state, or federal health and safety laws, rules, or regulations concerning small gatherings. […]

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Update to the Formaldehyde Fact Sheet

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has updated the Formaldehyde Fact Sheet and the current version is now on our website under Forms/Documents. Emory’s Formaldehyde Program was developed to protect Emory University employees, students and visitors from exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde as prescribed in OSHA’s Formaldehyde Standard (29 CFR 1910.1048). The Formaldehyde […]

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