Health, Safety, and Environment
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Love may be in the air for some, but the sentiment
is not always present when it comes to old laboratory equipment. Are
you tired of that old broken centrifuge just taking up prime bench space??
Do you wish you could move that decrepit fridge from out of the way
and have room to stretch your legs? If you need to get rid of old unwanted
laboratory equipment, Health Safety and Environment is here to help
you do it the right way!
Equipment that is destined to be transferred to
another user or entity, or for disposal as trash, must be emptied of
all materials including, but not limited to chemicals, radiologicals,
and/or biological entities. All materials must be retained in current
laboratory inventories or disposed of in a safe manner according to
Johns Hopkins policies.
Johns Hopkins' HSE Policy 810 serves as
an excellent guideline for the steps and departments involved in the
proper clearance and disposal of laboratory equipment. For further information
on the requirement of breaking up with your old unwanted lab equipment
is available at the link below and/or contact HSE at 410-955-5918 for
For more information regarding the appropriate
Laboratory Equipment Clearance Policy view the full policy at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html
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.
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.
Have questions about the mandatory flu vaccination policy? Read these FAQs
Hopkins Onsite Vaccination Schedules & Locations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or