Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
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Could you potentially
come in contact with blood or bodily fluids? Take the Bloodborne Pathogens
Some Johns Hopkins employees may potentially come into contact with blood and/or body fluids during the course of performing their work duties. Many harmful pathogens, such as HIV, HBV, HCV, are spread through these substances and the risk of infection is real. This course will explain how to reduce or limit exposure to potential bloodborne pathogens. More specifically, the Johns Hopkins training program include discussions of HIV, HBV, HCV, and other bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, engineering controls, safe work practices, personal protective equipment, preventive vaccines, as well as information regarding post exposure procedures. The Exposure Control Plan and the MOSH/OSHA Standard 1910.1030 will be made available during the training.
There is also a course option that-in addition to covering standard exposure risks-uniquely focuses on animal safety issues and zoonotic diseases, in particular the Herpes B virus.
These annually required courses are available
for registration in Instructor-Led formats and online options through
Johns Hopkins' MyLearning platform. Do not jeopardize your personal
safety by working unaware or untrained.
The online course includes a final assessment at the end. A score of 80% is needed to pass and receive credit for the course. This course is an annual requirement for those working with/or and around blood/body fluids.
For more information on the course options, please
contact Health Safety and Environment (HSE) at HSEInfo@jhmi.edu.
For more information regarding the appropriate
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan view the full document at:
Johns Hopkins 2018-19
Flu vaccine for Johns Hopkins employees is here!
The inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) administration to Hopkins
employees began October 8th, 2018. The Johns Hopkins Institutions
require health care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or
possess an approved qualified
exception. If vaccinated
outside of Johns Hopkins, a proof of
immunization must be provided to Occupational Health Services to receive
credit for the vaccination.
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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 email@example.com or