Health, Safety, and Environment
Visit the Health, Safety, & Environment website.
HSE sponsors a variety
of instructor-led and online training course options and dates.
Cold and warm rooms are typically unventilated
spaces and air exchange only occurs when the door is opened. Therefore,
a spill or release of hazardous materials can create a dangerous environment.
Lack of ventilation can result in personnel exposure to hazardous/toxic
chemicals. The accumulation of flammable vapors can create an explosive
atmosphere, which could be ignited by the ignition sources within the
room (e.g. fan motors, electrical lab equipment). An oxygen-deficient
environment can also be created with the release of gases, even inert
or non-toxic ones like nitrogen, which displace oxygen. To protect the
health and safety of our employees and students, the following materials
may not be stored in environmental rooms: liquid nitrogen, compressed
gases (with the exception of compressed air), dry ice, flammable liquids,
and hazardous chemicals. Limited amounts of hazardous materials can
be used for research purposes; contact HSE if you have questions about
the amounts. Cleaning/disinfection products can also be used, but leave
the door open when using them. Another important consideration in environmental
rooms is minimizing mold growth. Paper products/cardboard, and other
absorptive or porous materials are discouraged in environmental rooms
as they can retain moisture, promoting mold growth. Any observed mold
growth should be addressed as soon as possible.
For more information regarding the policies related
to environmental room safety from the division of Health Safety and
Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse.
To find a policy, check our HSE
Policies page. For more information regarding the various Johns
Hopkins Safety policies please visit http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/policies/index.html
or contact email@example.com.
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