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March 2019

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

Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website.

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

Could you potentially come in contact with blood or bodily fluids? Take the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Annually!!

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify different types of blood diseases
  • Define routes of exposure
  • Explain ways to prevent exposure
  • Recognize what to do if you are exposed
  • Demonstrate how to clean up spills

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: https://hpo.johnshopkins.edu/hse/policies/156/10973/policy_10973.pdf?_=0.260658205449

Johns Hopkins 2018-19 Flu Campaign
Have you gotten your Flu shot yet this season? If not, it is not too late to vaccinate! Check out the information below to help you become compliant with the required vaccinations.

East Baltimore / Bayview Campus Locations| Homewood Campus & Other Sites | JHOP Pharmacies | Qualified Exceptions | Vaccine Received Elsewhere | Policy | Online Departmental Influenza Report

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.

Have questions about the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read these FAQs

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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March 2019 articles:
Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series
Clinical Research Annual Reports
Change in JHM IRB Review Fees for Commercially-Funded Studies
Data and Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual Now Available
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 Clinical 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 University | Emerson Collective Cancer Research Fund Request for Proposals
William T. Grant Scholars Program
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
New Institutional Letter of Support Required for Institutional Training Grant Applications
Notice to the Johns Hopkins Community Regarding the National Science Foundation Grant Reporting Requirement for Harassment Findings and Actions
Prohibited Mention of Prior Review for New Replacement Applications
NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
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

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