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Volunteers and Minors

Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities? A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College […]

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Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety

Extension and Power Strip/Surge Protector Safety The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSO) estimates that electrical power cords cause about 4,000 injuries and 3,300 residential fires each year. The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of these power cords. Misused and damaged power cords have caused painful injuries, […]

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What’s that smell?

Your workspace should provide adequate indoor air quality and be free of health hazards. If you are experiencing strong or offensive odors in your work area, follow the instructions below to make sure you know what to do and who to call.    For extremely strong, irritating odors that are affecting your mucous membranes and/or respiratory system, you detect strong burning odors or […]

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Report all work-related injury, illness or exposure – Have you accessed HOME?

Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their supervisor and report to Occupational Injury Management according to Emory University Policy 4.93 Workplace Health and Safety. Emory launched the Health and Occupational Management at Emory (HOME) in January of 2019. HOME is a web-based tool/portal that will be used by Emory University and […]

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Do You Have a Volunteer or Minor Coming to Participate in Research Activities?

A volunteer is an individual who is not affiliated with Emory (non-Emory Student or non-Emory Personnel) – see Emory University Policy 4.83 A minor is any person who has not attained 18 years of age and who is not enrolled in an Emory University or Oxford College regular catalog course or degree program – see Emory University Policy 7.21 All volunteers […]

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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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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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Are You Prepared in Case of an Emergency?

To make sure you are prepared in any situation, take a look at the following list for ideas. Always dial 911 in case of an emergency. It is also important to have the numbers for the Police Department/Security on hand. Visit Accident.Emory.edu to learn how to report workplace accidents/injuries. Create an evacuation plan for your family and co-workers. Have a meeting […]

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Be a Ladder Safety Pro! March is Ladder Safety Month

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.  According to a NIOSH study, ladder falls are involved […]

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