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Lab Safety Spotlight

After the Research Safety team conducted laboratory inspections during the month of March, our team has selected one lab to be recognized. EHSO would like to recognize the Ahmed Lab for the March Lab Safety Spotlight. Congratulations to the members of Dr. Rafi Ahmed’s research group for embracing a culture of safety. Keep up the […]

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Report All Work-Related Injury, Illness or Exposure – Have You Accessed HOME?

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 Emory Healthcare employees for managing their occupational health needs, including reporting of work-related injury, illness or exposure. Employees who are injured on the job must promptly notify their […]

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Working with Hazardous Chemicals in Animals

If you are planning on working with hazardous chemicals and animals there are a few requirements that need to be met. You must be listed on an EHSO Chemical Safety Approval Letter and your PI must have IACUC approval to use hazardous chemicals in animals. To be listed on an EHSO approval letter, your PI […]

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Meet Your Building Safety Liaison

Did you know that the Research Safety division of EHSO has a safety liaison assigned to your research building? Meet your research safety liaison weekly to address any questions you have regarding laboratory safety. Here is the list of building liaisons: Building Research Safety Liaison Anthropology *email request for meeting Robin Ruthenborg Atwood Chemistry Center […]

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Update: Training in BioRAFT and Automated Training Reminders

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – General Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified, new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab Safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Research – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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Update: Training Modules Moved to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Laser Safety – When existing laser systems are modified and new laser systems are added to lab, or at the discretion of the Laser Safety Officer (LSO). EHSO – Research Lab safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – […]

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Report All Accidents, Incidents and Near-Misses

Where do I report if I am an undergraduate student? Undergraduate students performing research activities in the laboratory must promptly notify their supervisor and contact Emory University Student Health Services if there is an accident, incident or near-miss. Here is the link to Student Health Services: http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hs/about/patient_portal.html Employees who are injured on the job must […]

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Research Lab Safety, BBP and Biosafety Training Modules Have Moved to BioRAFT

The following training modules can now be completed in BioRAFT: EHSO – Research Lab Safety – ANNUAL EHSO – BBP for Researchers – ANNUAL EHSO – Biosafety – EVERY THREE YEARS ✓ Log into BioRAFT: emory.bioraft.com. If you are due to update any of the training modules mentioned above, follow the prompts to update your training. […]

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Considerations When Using Sharps on Rodent Studies

By Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM Associate Veterinarian Yerkes National Primate Research Center Many biomedical and basic science research studies involve the use of rodent animal models. The animals and experimental agents (eg. cell lines, chemicals, biologicals, etc.) involved with these projects often pose a human health and safety risk to the personnel conducting those studies. […]

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Working with Chemicals in Animals

In support of the Chemical Safety program, EHSO and members of the Chemical Safety Committee review chemicals to determine if an agent requires Chemical Safety Approval. Chemicals are evaluated based on the characteristics of the hazardous agent, route of administration, the dose, the length of the study, and the animal species used. If you plan […]

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