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October 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.

Fall Is Here, So Fall In Love With Safety
October is National Biosafety Month. Now is a good time to review your safety protocols and procedures! Everyone in a lab should know how to safely handle and dispose of their biologicals, and what to do in case of a spill or an exposure.

Get Proper Training Before Working
Never work without proper training! If you are new to the lab, be sure to fulfill all required one-time and annual refresher trainings. If you are not new to the lab, but know someone who is, be a good colleague and pass the training requirements and opportunities along. In addition to completing your laboratory-specific trainings, courses such as Laboratory Safety Training, Biosafety Training, Fire Prevention Training, Hazardous Communications, Shipping and Transport, Bloodborne Pathogens, and many other research specific trainings are facilitated to help protect everyone-both those working in and around research spaces.

The Department of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) provides both online web-based and instructor-led training (ILT) courses to Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. Both Federal and State regulatory requirements and Johns Hopkins policies require employees and staff to receive certain safety training and stay informed about potential health and safety risks or hazards in the workplace. All HSE course registrations and enrollments are available at Johns Hopkins myJHU portal website.

Report all Incidents or Injuries
It is imperative that all incidents or injuries be properly reported and documented when they take place at Johns Hopkins. Even if your first reaction is that the result of an incident is "just a scratch" or that tripping or falling at work "is no big deal," it is best to be cautious and allow properly trained personnel to make a thorough assessment on your behalf.

If you have questions regarding Safety Training requirements and Incident and Injury Reporting please contact JHHS Health Safety and Environment (HSE) at HSEInfo@jhmi.edu

For more information regarding the appropriate Safety Policy pertaining to Incident and Injury Reporting: https://hpo.johnshopkins.edu/hse/policies/156/10901/policy_10901.pdf?_=

For more information regarding Training Courses offered sponsored by Health, Safety, and Environment: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/training/

Johns Hopkins 2019-20 Flu Campaign

Flu vaccine for Johns Hopkins employees is here! The inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) will be administered to Hopkins employees beginning October 7th, 2019. (Please see locations & schedules below)

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. Please review the Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Policy (HSE048) for more information.

The Influenza vaccine will be administered to Physicians, Faculty, Staff, Employees, Students and Volunteers by Occupational Health Services as listed below.

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

Hopkins Mass Vaccination Schedules & Locations
East Baltimore Campus Locations
Homewood Campus & Other Sites
JHOP Pharmacies (Outpatient)

After Friday, October 18th, the vaccine will be still administered at 98 Broadway (Suite 421), Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the East Baltimore campus. For more information please, contact OHS at 410-955-6211.

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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October 2019 articles:
Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture - 10th Anniversary!
Training Opportunity: Single IRB Requirement for Cooperative Research
Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter - August 2019
Update on Insurance and Research Participant Financial Responsibility Information Sheet: Signature No Longer Required
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
Changes to NIH-funded Human Subjects Research
Free Resources for Longitudinal Clinical Research Studies
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
Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment Program
Johns Hopkins University President's Frontier Award
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows Program
JHU SOM Update on NIH Policy on Foreign Involvement
Disclosure of Payments from Foreign Educational Institutions and Government Agencies
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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