Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
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Sharps are any material
that can puncture or cut human skin (such as syringes with needles,
needles alone, small glass objects, Pasteur pipettes, and razor blades).
ALL sharps must be discarded into an approved sharps container. Needles
and other sharps are never to be discarded directly into a red bag,
red bag-lined biohazard box, or into other waste streams.
All needles and sharps
must be discarded directly into approved sharps containers. Containers
for the disposal of sharps shall be limited to those approved by the
Joint Committee for Health, Safety, and Environment. All sharps containers
must be appropriately sealed prior to disposal to prevent spillage.
the safe handling of sharps:
For more information regarding the policy
on Laboratory Waste Disposal and Sharps Safety from the department of
Health Safety and Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse
Johns Hopkins 2017-18 Flu Campaign
The Johns Hopkins Institutions require health
care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved
exception. If vaccinated
outside of Johns Hopkins, a proof of immunization must be provided
to Occupational Health Services to receive credit for the vaccination.
Have questions about the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read these FAQs
Have you had a Hepatitis B Vaccine?
For more information regarding the resources
available through the Occupational Health arm of the department of Health
Safety and Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/occupational_health/index.html
Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) policies:
In the federal policy's current form, there are
15 agents (microbial entities and toxins) that fall under institutional
DURC oversight. The current list of 15 agents as well as a list of 7
categories of experiments or experimental effects that would constitute
DURC may be found at this website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/ire/regulations.html.
Questions regarding DURC should be directed to the Biosafety Office
at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.