Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
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How to Use Safety Showers (and Eyewash Stations)!
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?_=
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.
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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