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October 2020
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Health, Safety, and Environment

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Sponsored Training Opportunities
HSE sponsors a variety of instructor-led and online training course options and dates.
(http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/training/#Instructor)


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 Institutions.

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) at HSEInfo@jhmi.edu.

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

Onsite Schedules & Locations | Walgreens | Vaccinations & 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 information.

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.

Important Things To Know:

  • 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 Campus, 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 these FAQs

Hopkins Onsite Vaccination Schedules & Locations

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 2020 articles:
Essential Information for Human Subjects Research Teams Related to COVID-19
Coronavirus Research Billing Notices and FAQ
Hexcite (Excited for Healthcare) Applications Open
Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter
Managing Investigational Product Returns from Research Participants
Update to Organization Policy on Registration of Clinical Trials
Changes in HSR Recertification
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
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Boost and Propel Awards
Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Updated Guidance from NIH on COVID-19 Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients
COVID-19 and Research Updates
New System to Request Outgoing Subawards
Point of Contact for NIH Loan Repayment 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
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization
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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