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Meet your Research Safety Building Liaison!

The Research Safety Building Liaisons are your resource for laboratory safety. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here for YOU!  

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October is Biosafety and Biosecurity Month

2019 is the 6th anniversary of the Biosafety & Biosecurity Month. The NIH’s 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 theme for 2019 is “Beyond the Lab: Increasing the Visibility of Biosafety and Biosecurity” […]

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New Faces in the EHSO Research Safety Team

The Research Safety team welcomes Kristina Bowen and Anurati Romesh to EHSO! Kristina is an EHS Professional II in the Research Safety Department of the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO). Prior to joining EHSO, she was an Environmental Health Practitioner for a county health department. Kristina holds a Master of Public Health degree from […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight: We Have a Tie!

We have a tie for this month’s Lab Safety Spotlight! After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of July, our team has selected two labs to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Cooper Lab and the Lonial Lab for the July Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of the […]

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In the News… Lessons Learned

Unforeseen laboratory accidents and incidents can occur as a result of working with different types of hazards associated with research activities.  Over the last several years, high profile events at universities across the country have raised concerns about lab safety programs and efforts to mitigate hazards and risks. In recent news, a student at the […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of June, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Dhodapkar Lab for the July Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Madhav Dhodapkar’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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Do I Need Respiratory Protection?

Emory has a commitment to its faculty and staff to keep them safe while they conduct the research that has made its name globally recognized. A hazard found while conducting research activities is airborne contaminants. This includes chemicals, animal dander, physical hazards, including nanoparticles, and/or biological agents. Emory uses the “Hierarchy of Controls” to minimize […]

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Lab Safety Spotlight

Lab Safety Spotlight – After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of May, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Davies Lab for the June Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Huw Davies’s research group for embracing a culture of […]

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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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