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Chemical Hygiene Plan Update

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) completed the annual review and update of the EHS-405 Chemical Hygiene Plan following OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories standard (29 CFR 1910.1450), referred to as the Laboratory standard. The purpose of a Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to provide a written program stating the policies, […]

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Reminders for Lab Decommissioning

 Is your lab moving? Is your lab relocating to a new space? Is your lab closing-out and stopping research activities?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, contact your EHSO Building Liaison. We are here to help make the transition smooth and easy.    The Decommissioning Process: Why this Process is Important: Proper laboratory […]

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Influenza season is here!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you. A flu vaccine is especially important this season because it can also help reduce the burden on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources […]

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EHSO has published COVID-19 Related Guidance for Return to Campus

Based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, Emory’s Environmental Health and Safety Office has developed guidelines to promote a safe environment on campus. Our priority is to protect the well-being of all members of our community and campus visitors. Following these guidelines will help keep our community safe and healthy. This guidance is intended to […]

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Keeping Your Lab Door Closed

Remember to keep those lab doors closed! This helps ensure negative air pressure is being maintained. The buildings are designed to maintain negative directional air flow from the corridor to the lab spaces. When the doors are left open, the building’s ability to do this is compromised. This is also an important component for maintaining […]

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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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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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