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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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OHRP Exceptions to Single IRB Review

On November 22, 2019, OHRP announced that federally-funded multisite studies with IRB approval before 1/20/20, do not need to move to single IRB review, per the revised Common Rule. OHRP made this announcement after receiving feedback from institutions pointing out that transitioning ongoing studies from local IRBs to a single IRB would result in unnecessary […]

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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 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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COI News- 2018 Annual Certification Forms

Please use Firefox or Google Chrome as the web browser for accessing the eCOI System. Functionality and data may be lost when Internet Explorer is used. The Emory eCOI system is available for Emory faculty and physicians to complete their 2018 Annual Certification forms. All regular full-time and part-time faculty members who are involved in […]

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Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations

Foreign Components and Foreign Affiliations Over the past several months, Congress and federal funding agencies have voiced their concerns about the potential for improper foreign influence in U.S. academic research. On April 18, 2019, Dr. Bruner sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to the Emory research community. Highlights and Reminders To ensure complete disclosure, faculty should: […]

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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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Meet Your Building Safety Liaison

Did you know that the Research Safety division of EHSO has a safety liaison assigned to your research building? Meet your research safety liaison weekly to address any questions you have regarding laboratory safety. Here is the list of building liaisons: Building Research Safety Liaison Anthropology *email request for meeting Robin Ruthenborg Atwood Chemistry Center […]

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