| October 2020
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Health, Safety, and Environment
Visit the Health,
Safety, & Environment website.
HSE sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course
options and dates.
Seasons Changing: FALL (in love with Safety)
The Johns Hopkins Department of Health, Safety, and Environment
(HSE) strives to promote a safety-conscious culture year-round. While
the changing climate, shorter periods of daylight, and the return of
layered clothing remind us of the fall season, we encourage our Hopkins
communities to maintain the momentum of promoting safe learning and
working environments throughout Johns Hopkins. Although HSE serves as
a consistent resource for various safety needs, safety is ultimately
everyone's responsibility. All faculty, staff, students, and affiliates
are expected to engage in the applicable trainings that promote a safe
working and learning environment while facilitating accident prevention
and wellness. We all share the in the duty of upholding Johns Hopkins'
safety standards amongst our peers. We should all model and kindly encourage
each other to model the applicable safety protocols. Let us all stay
up-to-date on our safety training requirements and correctly utilize
the provided personnel protective equipment. Make suggestions of safety-related
improvements, whether big or small, for the benefit of Johns Hopkins
We all have an obligation to cultivate a safe environment for all people
on our campuses. Working together, properly trained, and informed of
all applicable requirements are the best ways to achieve this goal.
The Johns Hopkins Institutions works to ensure
the Hopkins community is a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible
place to work, study, and live for faculty, staff, and students. Members
of the Hopkins community must conduct operations in compliance with
applicable federal, state, and local registrations, and the Department
of Health, Safety, and Environment guidelines and standards. 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 Safety courses registration and enrollments are available at Johns
Hopkins myJH portal website.
If you have questions regarding requirements for
safety training, please contact Health Safety and Environment (HSE)
For more information regarding the various Johns Hopkins Safety policies
please visit the following link: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html
BioRAFT Chemical Registry
Principal Investigators, please remember to complete the initial
lab registration in BioRAFT. BioRAFT is an online, 24/7 accessible,
software package that is being deployed to serve as the chemical registry
for laboratory spaces located on the campuses of Johns Hopkins. Completion
of the lab registration in BioRAFT will be reviewed as part of the annual
departmental safety survey.
To access BioRAFT, please go to: https://jhu.bioraft.com.
After logging in using your JHED ID, the General Setup Wizard will guide
you through the lab set-up.
We greatly appreciate your assistance with this project
Johns Hopkins 2020-21 Flu Campaign
Schedules & Locations | Walgreens
& Exceptions | Policy
Flu vaccine for Johns
Hopkins employees is here! The inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable)
will be administered to Hopkins employees beginning September 21,
2020. (Please see locations & schedules below).
The Johns Hopkins Institutions
require health care providers to have annual influenza vaccination or
possess an approved qualified
exception. 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.
Johns Hopkins will
be partnering with Walgreens during the 2020-21 flu season. Walgreens
pharmacists will be giving our employees the flu vaccine, both on-site
and at all
Walgreens retail locations. Both of these options will begin on
Monday, September 21, 2020.
- Onsite Vaccinations - To comply with
physical distancing guidelines, you must make an appointment to receive
your flu vaccine.
- Walgreens Vaccinations - You must either
print out a voucher (JHED ID & PW required) or display
the voucher on
your phone at the time of service to receive the vaccine at Walgreens.
Please note, use Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser to open voucher.
No appointments necessary, walk-ins available. If vaccinated with
a voucher, you do not need to submit proof of vaccination. If vaccinated
at Walgreens without a voucher (i.e. using insurance), proof of immunization
must be provided to Occupational Health Services to receive credit
for the vaccination.
- Onsite & Walgreens Vaccinations
- To help expedite your visit, please fill out the vaccination
form prior to your appointment, have a valid Hopkins ID/badge
and bring both with you.
- Vaccinated Outside - If vaccinated
outside (i.e. Primary Care, CVS, Safeway, etc.) of Johns Hopkins,
a proof of immunization must be provided to Occupational Health Services
to receive credit for the vaccination.
- Vaccinated Outside - For the East Baltimore
Flu Clips are available at the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic
(EHWC) located in the Phipps Building, 3rd floor, Monday - Friday,
8am-3pm. For all other campuses, please call or email your Occupational
Health Services office for flu clip locations. You must provide proof
of receiving your vaccine or already used the self-submit online tool.
If you received your vaccine at Walgreens, please wait until you receive
the email confirmation or bring your receipt from the store.
Have questions about
the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read
Hopkins Onsite Vaccination Schedules
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:
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 email@example.com or
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