Health, Safety, and Environment
Visit the Health, Safety, and Environment website.
HSE sponsors a variety
of instructor-led and online training course options and dates.
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
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:
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.
Have you had a Hepatitis B Vaccine?
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.
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