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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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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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Radiation Safety Database EHS Assist Upgrade

EHS Assist, the Radiation Safety Database, has been upgraded to a fully web-based system. The icon for EHS Assist on the EHSO Radiation Safety webpage will take you to the new database. The web-based system uses the Emory single-sign-on. Using your Emory username and password you can access the data anywhere you have internet access. The […]

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Laboratory and Workspace Disinfection Guidance

EHSO has provided guidance for disinfection during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Particular attention should be given to ‘high touch’ surfaces. Also refer to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DISINFECTION GUIDANCE FOR LABORATORIES AND WORKSPACES  Please keep in mind and observe the basics of infection control: Avoid close contact with people who […]

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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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Using Smart Devices at Emory University

There are security and safety issues associated with the use of smart devices at Emory. Provided below is a list of safety issues[1] associated with using smart devices, specifically in research laboratories, and ways to mitigate these. Safety Issue  Recommendation to mitigate risk  Contamination[2] Electronics can bring contamination to your sterile environment – surface decontaminate […]

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are frequent causes of accidents both on and off the job. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents and result in back injuries, strains and sprains, contusions and fractures. Additionally, they cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths and are second only to motor […]

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Emory Safety Fair on October 10, 2019

Come meet Emory’s safety and emergency preparedness partners! Learn about crime prevention, fire safety, Stop the Bleed, CPR/AEDs and more. There will be free giveaways, games and prizes! Follow #EmorySafetyFair on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Please see the flyer below for more details: (Rain location: Cox Hall Banquet Room & Foyer)

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Safety Selfie Contest!

Take selfies with Safety-related items and be among the first to turn them in! The first 25 people to complete the task will win a roll up sweatshirt blanket. Here’s how it works: Choose 7 out of 10 of the items below, take a selfie with each item, then label each picture and e-mail to biosafe@emory.edu (you can also prepare a collage and […]

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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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