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Reminders for Returning to Laboratory Research

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) and the Office of Research Administration (ORA) in concert with Emory Executive Leadership have developed requirements and guidance for the Phased Return of Research to Campus including a Return to Laboratory Research Checklist available on the EHSO website. There are also several other guidance documents provided on the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Laboratory Disinfection when Returning to Research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1.   Where do we get disinfection wipes to disinfect the lab? We understand that sourcing pre-moistened disinfection wipes via Emory Express is difficult due to current supply chain constraints. Following the Disinfection Guidance for Laboratories and Workspaces posted on EHSO’s website (ehso.emory.edu), lab personnel can use their normal disinfection products – 70% alcohol (ethanol or […]

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COVID-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a range of COVID-19 information from how the virus spreads to what to do if you are sick, and how to cope on a daily basis. Make sure you know the steps to prevent COVID-19: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 […]

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Checklist for Ramping Down your Lab

Following the guidance communicated by Emory’s Executive Leadership on Wednesday, March 18th, research that is not deemed essential/critical must be ramped down. EHSO has provided a checklist to assist you in completing the necessary ramp down activities for your lab. CHECKLIST TO RAMP DOWN NON-ESSENTIAL LABORATORY RESEARCH Please remember it is always best to use […]

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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 Cancer Tissue and Pathology Shared Resources Lab for the February Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Gabriel Sica’s research group for embracing a culture […]

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New Laboratory Signage Requirements Form

EHSO has updated the Laboratory Signage Requirements Form. It is now an automated form that is designed to make signage requests faster and easier for you. Follow the link on our website under “Research Safety,” then click “Laboratory Hazard Signage Program” on the left side of the page. Alternatively, go to the “Forms and Documents” […]

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Safer Alternatives in Research – Addressing Ethidium Bromide

Ethidium Bromide is a commonly used stain for gel electrophoresis in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocols, despite inherent health risks associated with it. Ethidium Bromide is a mutagen and causes acute toxicity if inhaled. You will find the following GHS pictograms on the manufacturer label and SDS. However, there are safer alternatives to ethidium bromide. […]

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Lab Spotlight

EHSO would like to recognize the Bostick Lab for the November Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Roberd Bostick’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the great work!  About the Bostick Lab: “Our laboratory is a histology, immunohistochemistry, and image analysis research laboratory primarily focused in measuring biomarkers […]

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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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