Call to Action for U-M Laboratories -The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has declared September 2014 to be National Biosafety Stewardship Month
As recommended by the NIH initiative, we are asking all U-M laboratories where biological research is performed to conduct an inventory of infectious agents and toxins in the lab and to provide a short report to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) by Friday, October 3, 2014. In addition to the inventory, be sure to review biosafety policies and procedures to ensure best practices are consistently implemented, and review the training status of each individual performing research in the laboratory to ensure that he or she is prepared to conduct the work safely. Click here for more information.
Updated University of Michigan Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP)
OSEH has released the updated U-M CHP which establishes a written program designed to protect laboratory personnel from hazardous chemicals in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) Part 431 Hazardous Work in Laboratories Standard R 325-70100. CHP policies promote a healthy and safe work environment and provide information on best practices in laboratory health and safety. The document is web-based and includes information to ensure that all laboratory personnel have working knowledge about the hazardous chemicals they use. Major updates this year include documented monthly eyewash inspections and a transition to the U-M chemical inventory system. The CHP is available here along with a new compliance document binder and standard operating procedures for chemicals frequently used at U-M. Personnel working in laboratories should read and become familiar with the CHP and it's University-wide requirements. Principal Investigators will be required to have a document binder with appropriate information and lab specific procedures for any hazards not addressed within the CHP.
Safety First Recognition Award
The Safety First Recognition Award celebrates U-M employees who excel in creating and maintaining a safe workplace. Click here to find out what it takes to win, and how to nominate someone.
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