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EHSO Research Safety Lab Inspection Top Findings!

Lab inspections are conducted on a routine basis to assist in compliance with regulations, to identify and correct general lab hazards, and to help ensure a safe work environment. Below is a summary of the top findings from our most recent inspection cycle (September 2016-August 2017), and recommended corrective actions. Item # Item Description Item […]

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Reduce Energy Consumption and Minimize Office and Lab Waste

Are you interested in reducing energy consumption and minimizing waste in your office and lab? Green Offices at Emory and Green Labs at Emory invite you to certify your work space to help Emory reach its 2015-2025 Sustainability Vision goals. Join your colleagues from the following offices and labs that achieved certification this summer: Environmental Health and Safety Office, Whitehead building […]

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Use Correct Containers for Dry Ice Storage

This picture is from a container that exploded due to improper dry ice storage. Dry ice should be stored inside of an insulated container such as a Styrofoam cooler or ice bucket to allow it to sublimate. If your lab has access to a dry icechest, place excess dry ice inside that. See the article […]

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Reminder: Managing Chemical Waste in Labs

Is your lab compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)? RCRA is the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste. To ensure proper management of chemical waste in Emory laboratories, please review the following actions: Complete the chemical waste label. […]

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EHSO’s New Waste Collection Request System

Starting January 1st, EHSO will transition to fully using the new regulated waste collection system. Since September 1st, EHSO has tested the system to ensure improved user experience. Please visit ehso.emory.edu and click on the “Waste Collection” button for more information.

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Inventory: Film Processing Units

EHSO is gathering information on film processing units on campus. If you have a film processing unit, please contact Samantha Pallas via samantha.pallas@emory.edu.

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Dry Ice Disposal: One More Tip

In the November issue of the Lab Rat Newsletter, EHSO discussed hazards involved in disposing of dry ice in a sink and offered tips for handling dry ice safely. Dry ice should be stored inside of an insulated container such as a styrofoam cooler or ice bucket to allow it to sublimate. If your lab […]

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EHSO’S New Waste Collection Request System

Starting November 1st, EHSO will transition to using a new regulated waste collection system. Since September 1st, EHSO has tested the system to ensure improved user experience. Please visit ehso.emory.edu and click on the “Waste Collection” button for more information.

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Dry Ice Disposal

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used in research as a cooling agent. Dry ice is considered a hazard because it presents the following types of health hazards: Skin contact hazard – Skin can be damaged by the extreme cold temperatures of the ice pellets or blocks. Frostbite can occur […]

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Beta Test EHSO’s New Regulated Waste Collection System

Through the end of October, EHSO will beta test a new regulated waste collection system. Save time and paper by simply filling out the online form linked on the EHSO home page under the “Waste Collection” button (ehso.emory.edu). During this process, we encourage you to send feedback as well as your questions to chemwaste@emory.edu. Please […]

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