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September 2021
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Health, Safety, and Environment

Visit the Health, Safety, and Environment website.


Sponsored Training Opportunities

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


Back To School, Safety's Cool!

As vacation season comes to a close, we are excited about getting back to classes and research efforts. While we work diligently to get experiments underway; don't forget to train and refresh laboratory personnel on techniques, standard operating procedures, proper spill clean-up, and injury/incident reporting with intentional emphasis on safety.

Caution When Using Dry Ice and/or Liquid Nitrogen

Investigators are reminded that both liquid nitrogen and dry ice release gas that will generate pressure in a closed container. Never seal either material in a container that does not allow this gas to escape. Styrofoam boxes are acceptable for dry ice because they allow the escape of the carbon dioxide gas. Air tight containers are not acceptable. The Department of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) is here to help guide you should you need assistance with using these materials, or any other HSE-related policies.

For more information regarding training opportunities and requirements sponsored by Johns Hopkins' department of Health Safety and Environment please visit:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/training/#Instructor

Research Safety Reminder--Anesthesia Gas Filter Canisters

Absorption charcoal filter canisters serve as temporary scavenging systems for inhalant anesthetics. These canisters must be weighed, installed, used, and discarded according to each manufacturer's safety specifications. Users must document and date initial as well as subsequent usage weights. When full, these canisters must be disposed through the hazardous waste disposal program.


Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services

Have you had a Hepatitis B Vaccine?
Are you updated on your immunizations?

Check out the many ways part of Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services' mission can help us prevent the spread of communicable diseases: Preventive Medicine.

For more information regarding the resources available through the Occupational Health arm of the department of Health Safety and Environment please visit: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/occupational_health/index.html.


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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September 2021 articles:
Essential Information for Human Subjects Research Teams Related to COVID-19
Research Billing Buzz eNewsletter
Coronavirus Research Billing Notices and FAQ
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
Back To School, Safety's Cool!
Johns Hopkins Occupational Health Services
Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) policies
COVID-19 Funding Opportunities
NIH Collaborative Program for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Inaugural Merkin Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration Center Award
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
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
NIH Policy on Foreign Component Involvement
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

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