Health, Safety, and Environment
Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website.
HSE sponsors a variety
of instructor-led and online training course options and dates.
Incident-free is the way to be, but let's face
it, stuff happens. So, don't press your luck and get stuck by improperly
handling sharps in the lab or clinical setting. It is imperative that
all members of the Johns Hopkins Institutions (faculty, staff, students,
and visitors) adhere to the appropriate Guidelines for safe handling
Sharps are any material that can puncture or cut
human skin (such as syringes with needles, needles alone, small glass
objects, Pasteur pipettes, and razor blades). ALL sharps must be discarded
into an approved sharps container. Needles and other sharps are never
to be discarded directly into a red bag, red bag-lined biohazard box,
or into other waste streams.
All needles and sharps must be discarded directly
into approved sharps containers. Containers for the disposal of sharps
shall be limited to those approved by the Joint Committee for Health,
Safety, and Environment. All sharps containers must be appropriately
sealed prior to disposal to prevent spillage.
Guidelines for the
safe handling of sharps:
For more information regarding the policy
on Laboratory Waste Disposal and Sharp's Safety from the department
of Health Safety and Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse.
To find a policy, visit the HSE
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 email@example.com or