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July 2018

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates

Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website at http://www.hopkinsbiosafety.org

Sponsored Training Opportunities
Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course options and dates, available to review on the HSE website.

School's Out for Summer!! But Not Safety!
School may be out for summer, but safety practices, procedures, and policies are here to stay. If some of your summer days will be spent on a Johns Hopkins Institutions campus working, studying, or volunteering in a laboratory setting-make sure you are up to date on your required training and surveillance. Stay safe by asking yourself, laboratory members, and director some questions to make sure that you are compliant, updated, and most of all, working safely:

Have you renewed your Bloodborne Pathogen Training?

Have you completed proper hands-on training before being assigned independent duties in the laboratory?

Is respiratory protection worn while completing some of your tasks? If so, have you completed the annual respiratory protection training requirement?

Do you work with animals?

Have you enrolled in the Animal Exposure Surveillance Program? If so, have you completed your annual renewal? Did you confirm that you were listed as approved personnel on the protocol before beginning work with animals?

Are you up to date on all vaccinations that correlate with your work duties?

So many questions...so little time…but we must always make time for safety.
If you are unsure of where you stand with trainings and requirements, please reach out to the staff of Health, Safety, and Environment, so that we can guide you through requirements as well as offer any other relevant trainings.

…And don't forget last month's Safety Cheer:

The Lab is a place for discovery,
Not for injury recovery!
Don't be a fool, just because it's hot!
We make mistakes, we're not robots!

No Ice Pops! No Flip Flops!
Keep food and drink out of the lab
No Ice Pops! No Flip Flops!
Wear only closed-toed shoes in the lab

No Ice Pops! No Flip Flops!
Summer is here, but keep it safe
No Ice Pops! No Flip Flops!
It's not the beach, it's a safe workplace!

Remember, the staff of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) are here to help guide you should you need assistance with complying with these or any other HSE-related policies. For more information regarding the policies on "Proper Attire For Individuals in Laboratories" and "Laboratory Refrigerators, Freezers, and Coolers from Johns Hopkins' department of Health Safety and Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html and select policy HSE801 or HSE 804.

Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services
Have you had a Hepatitis B Vaccine?
Are you updated on your immunizations?

Check out the many ways part of Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services' mission can help us prevent the spread of communicable diseases: Preventive Medicine.

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:
The United States Government's Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) went into effect on September 24, 2015. DURC is defined by the federal government as:

"life research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security."

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 biosafety@jhu.edu or ire@jhu.edu.

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July 2018 articles:
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Fundamentals: Understanding and Applying GCP to Human Subject Research
Fee Schedule Adjustment for Hospital Services Charged to Clinical Trial Budgets
Change in Federalwide Assurance [FWA] Numbers
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
NIH requirement for Single IRB (sIRB)
JHM IRB Reliance Requests
Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Johns Hopkins Research Network
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Johns Hopkins and Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Grant
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Searle Scholars Program
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
NIH Matchmaker, A Tool For Finding Similar NIH Projects
NIH Video Tutorials on How to Apply for Grants
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

This Month's Departmental Listings

Upcoming Deadlines for July and September

July Events at the Genetic Resources Core Facility


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