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May 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.

May Flowers…Learn How to Use Safety Showers (and Eyewash Stations)!
Now is a great time to confirm that you are familiar with the selection, placement, testing, and training requirements on emergency eyewashes and safety showers. All employees and students who use, or may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, shall be trained on the hazards associated with the chemicals and the emergency eyewash and shower equipment in use at their locations and in adjacent hallways. This training is the responsibility of the person in charge of the work and/or classroom area; whether it be a laboratory, pharmacy, custodial closet, nursing unit, or clinical setting. The training shall be documented in an Emergency Equipment Training Log. If an area is remodeled and a different model eyewash is installed, the entire staff shall be trained to use the new model and this novel equipment training will also be documented on the training log.

Did you know that eyewashes and emergency showers have to be designed, manufactured, and installed in such a manner that once activated they function without requiring the use of the operator's hands? Did you know that eyewashes need to be activated weekly for at least three minutes, or until the water runs clear-whichever time period is longer? Did you know that emergency showers require a three foot by three foot (3'x3') area of clearance on the floor that must remain unobstructed at all times?

For more information regarding the Emergency Equipment: Eyewash, Drenching Hose, and Shower Equipment view the full policy (HSE 037) at: https://hpo.johnshopkins.edu/hse/policies/156/10941/policy_10941.pdf?_=

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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May 2019 articles:
New! Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter
Third Thursdays with the ICTR Lecture Series
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Open House
Johns Hopkins inHealth Precision Medicine Symposium
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
Malone Center: Call for Seed Grant Proposals
Pew Biomedical 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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