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Sharps Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62% – 88% of sharps injuries can be prevented simply by using safer medical devices. Researchers should always consider how to safely handle sharps and identify procedures and/or scenarios when a sharps injury could occur. By identifying when a sharps injury can occur, planned activities can be evaluated, reducing the likelihood of a sharps-related injury.   What is the […]

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Lab Findings: Avoid creating a biohazard risk for yourself, coworkers or other ancillary personnel

Early morning, during the month of May, EHSO was contacted by Building Residential Services (BRS) to notify us that one of the workers had found syringes with unshielded needles on the edge of a counter in a laboratory while they were collecting regular waste during the night shift. BRS provided the following picture: A close-up […]

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EHSO Inspections: We like what we see!

EHSO Inspections are underway in the research labs!  We have inspected approximately 60 labs and we  want to acknowledge how safe the researchers are working.  Here are some good things we’ve noticed in the labs: Sharps – Labs are using the appropriate sharps containers.  Sharps containers are in a locations close in proximity to the […]

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