Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website at http://www.hopkinsbiosafety.org
for Summer!! But Not Safety!
Have you renewed your
Bloodborne Pathogen Training?
Have you completed
proper hands-on training before being assigned independent duties in
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...
And don't forget
last month's Safety Cheer:
The Lab is a place
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.
Check out the many
ways part of Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services' mission can
help us prevent the spread of communicable diseases:
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