Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
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Report All Incidents/Injuries
That Take Place on Campus!!
Have you ever stuck yourself with a needle in
a clinical, classroom, or laboratory setting? Maybe you tripped or took
a spill and were mortified at the thought of others witnessing your
clumsy mistake? Don't be. It can happen to anyone. Did you report the
incident/injury to your supervisor? Did you know that reporting the
incident and or injury is a requirement? Unlike how many mishaps are
portrayed on television; falling at work, or sustaining any other work-related
injury is no laughing matter. Slipping, tripping, or falling can not
only be embarrassing; it can be at the root of a much more serious issue.
Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy environment by reporting
incidents and injuries regardless of the severity.
All incidents which result in an injury to employees,
students, or visitors should be appropriately documented and reported
immediately after the occurrence. Reporting and documentation is necessary
to properly evaluate and/or treat injured employees, students, or visitors;
and implement corrective actions to mitigate the reoccurrence of incidents.
For more information regarding the appropriate
steps for Incident and Injury Reporting view the full policy (HSE 004)
2018-19 Flu Campaign
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:
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