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1 BJH-WU Research Transition Washington University Environmental Health & Safety

2 Washington University Welcomes You! WU commitment to excellence WU commitment to safety and environmental stewardship WU Community involvement – administration – faculty & staff – students – public Safety and stewardship begins with you Bruce Backus Assistant Vice Chancellor

3 WU-EH&S Mission Washington University is committed to conducting research, teaching and patient care in a safe and healthy environment, and to environmental stewardship. The University will: serve as a role model and community leader in these areas; continually review its impact on health, safety and the environment; seek innovative ways to prevent environmental pollution; and constantly examine its compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.

4 Overview of EH&S Biological & Chemical Safety Joe Kanabrocki, Ph.D., CBSP, 747-0309 Hilltop Campus: Linda Vishino, 935-7864 Medical School: Tracy Brodt, 362-6866 Shipping Infectious Substances & Diagnostic Specimens Infection Control Bioterrorism Preparedness Clinical Safety Select Agents Permitting IBC Administration Grant Certifications Research Protocol Registration & Review Inspections/Audits Internal External Agencies (NIH, CDC, USDA)

5 Overview of EH&S Hazardous Materials Division Linda Vishino, 935-7864 Hilltop Campus: Mike Clamors, 935-4650 Medical School: Mike Kershaw, 362-6735 Hazardous Materials Management – Chemical – Infectious – Sharps – Refrigerator/Freezers Air Permitting Pollution Prevention Recycling Underground Storage Tanks Laboratory Decommissioning

6 Overview of EH&S General Safety Hilltop Campus: Paul Landgraf, 935-5659 Medical School: Chris Short, 362-6870 Accident Investigation Asbestos Confined Space Contractor Guidelines Electrical Safety Ergonomics Fire Safety Indoor Air Quality Lock out/Tag out Noise Dosimetry Disaster Preparedness Exposure Monitoring

7 Overview of EH&S Radiation Safety Sue Langhorst, Ph.D., CHP, 362-2988 Overview of EH&S Accelerator and x-ray safety Authorization for Use Broad Scope NRC License Delivery of Materials Collection of Radioactive Waste Surveys & Inspections Emergency Support Training

8 New WU EH&S Contact Information Call WU EH&S at: – (314) 362-6816 Fax WU EH&S at: – (314) 362-1995 Email WU EH&S at: WU EH&S Web at:

9 WU EH&S Web Page Information Available – Chemical Hygiene Plan – Laboratory Safety – Policies and Procedures – Clinical Safety/Infection Control – Radiation Safety – Recycling/Pollution Prevention – Shipping Dangerous Goods – Training Schedules – Health & Safety Topic of the Month On-line Services – Sign up for training – MSDS – Annual Lab & Clinical Safety Training – Request for Pick up Forms for removal of Hazardous Materials – Injury/Illness report form – Recombinant DNA & Hazardous Materials Research Protocol Form

10 WU EH&S Safety Training Laboratory Personnel and Students – New Employee Orientation – Annual Update Training (offered every other month) – On-line Training with Quiz – Train-the-Trainer Program – Department Specific Training Clinical Personnel – Annual Training – On-line Training with Quiz – Off-site Training Office Personnel – Training recommended every 3 years, offered every six months.

11 Laboratory Safety Audits WU EH&S will conduct semi-annual laboratory safety audits. – Safety Manual “Blue Book” will be revised to include WU changes. – All BJH Laboratory areas will be assigned one WU Health and Safety Professional. WU EH&S will provide: – Annual Fume Hood Testing – Chemical Monitoring – Ergonomic Reviews – Respiratory Fit Testing – PPE Review & Recommendation

12 WU Injury/Illness Reporting WU Accident and Illness Report – Worker’s Compensation Office, for a copy of form call (314) 935-5547 or go to EH&S website at: Employee Health – Needlestick or Body Substance Exposure Contact Infectious Disease Division 24-hour hotline at: (314) 747-3535 – Annual TB Testing contact Employee Health at: (314) 362-3528 – Animal Bites/Puncture Wounds contact Employee Health at: (314) 362-3528

13 Hazardous Materials Management Chemical Material Management – Washington University’s Hazardous Materials Division will collect discarded chemical materials beginning July 1, 2003. – Pick-up request forms are available on-line @ or by calling the main office at 362-6816 Infectious Waste & Sharps Management – BJH will continue to collect all Infectious and Sharps waste.

14 Things That Will Remain The Same Facility Related Issues – Eyewash & Safety Shower Testing – Fire Extinguisher testing – Fire Drills – Infectious Waste and Sharps Disposal – Laboratory Decommissioning – Fume Hood Maintenance Issues Radiation Safety Services – Contact (314) 362-3476 Emergency Contact Information – Contact BJH Security @ (314) 362-0911 for all Emergencies (fire, flood, injuries, chemical spills..)

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