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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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The Emory EHSO Research Safety Team Welcomes Two Members

Meet our new building liaisons! Amos Kennedy Amos Kennedy will be the new building liaison for the following buildings: Whitehead and Wesley Woods. Amos received a B.S. in Physics in 2002 from Indiana University and an M.S. in Physics in 2005 from “The One and Only” Emory University. After finishing school and earning his graduate […]

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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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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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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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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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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of October, 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 Meeks/Lollar Lab for the October Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Drs. Shannon Meeks and […]

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Think Before You Act!

Researchers beware! Do not leave research materials, such as ice buckets, in common spaces. Research materials need to stay in the lab and food needs to stay out of the laboratory space. EHSO recently received the images below via email from a concerned lab worker. The bucket was left unattended on a table at the […]

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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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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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