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Important – Do you Store Hazardous Chemical Waste?

New Hazardous Waste Regulations have recently been adopted; here are the current guidelines for hazardous chemical waste management implemented by the Emory Environmental Health and Safety Office: AFFIX a completed Hazardous Waste Label; list all primary chemical constituents and their percentages. AFFIX all Globally Harmonized System (GHS) pictograms that define the hazard of the chemical […]

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Quick Reminders about Waste Segregation and Disposal

Recently, EHSO received reports of incorrect waste disposal and recycling practices.  The reports included instances of improper glove disposal, improper disposal of unused lab supplies, improper storage of autoclaved waste, and improper disposal of UV lamps.   Additionally, here are a few quick reminders on how you should segregate and dispose of your lab’s waste.To […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in complying with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources.  EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected, and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance.  […]

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New! Chemical Safety Webpage

Do you need information or resources related to chemicals or chemical safety? Are you looking for guidance on submitting a Chemical in Animals Protocol or chemical waste disposal? The EHSO website launched a chemical safety webpage which assist labs with managing the use of chemicals from purchase to disposal. Currently, the webpage includes: The University’s […]

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The 3 C’s of Chemical Waste Management

April is Environmental Month. The EHSO Environmental Compliance Group assists Emory University investigators in compliancing with applicable United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations. These regulations were developed to protect our natural resources. EHSO provides guidance on chemical waste disposal to ensure that our natural resources are protected and that Emory maintains regulatory compliance. […]

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Now Available: Updated Emory University’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

The updated version of the Emory University’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is now available on the EHSO website. The Exposure Control Plan is an important part of the University’s effort to protect employees from occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The ECP includes: Determination of “at risk” personnel Methods for exposure control including: Universal […]

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Urgent! Do you Store Hazardous Chemical Waste?

The State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division has implemented new rules for hazardous waste management. Here are the current guidelines for hazardous chemical waste management implemented by Emory EHSO: LABEL all chemical waste containers to indicate contents (Picture 1). Find labels at www.ehso.emory.edu. AFFIX a GHS pictogram (Figure 1) to the containers that defines the hazard […]

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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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