Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates
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Use of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Must be properly secured at all times: It is the policy of Johns Hopkins that all compressed gas cylinders, either in use or in storage (empty or full), be tightly secured by a strap, chain, non-tip base, or other approved means. When securing the compressed gas cylinders, six(6) cylinders are the maximum amount that can be secured by a single chain/strap securement. When in use, all cylinders must be equipped with an appropriate regulating device. Special storage requirement is based on the total volume of compressed gas in an area.
Must be properly stored regardless of contents volume: Partially full compressed gas cylinders containing residual gases shall be considered as full and are subject to the same controls and storage conditions.
Must be properly labeled: The color of
a compressed gas cylinder is not an adequate identification of the contents
of the cylinder. 1. The name of the gas must be on the cylinder (stencil
or attached label) and this must be confirmed prior to using the gas.
2. Labels on compressed gas cylinders shall not be defaced, altered,
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The Johns Hopkins Institutions require health
care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved
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
The Influenza vaccine will be administered to Physicians, Faculty, Staff, Employees, Students and Volunteers by Occupational Health Services as listed below.
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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