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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent institution, local, state and federal orders, the UAB Office of Radiation Safety is granting a thirty (30) day extension for submitting your radioactive materials inventory. Whether to extend or terminate the extension will be re-evaluated at the end of the thirty-day period.

Though compliance to all orders and directives is encouraged, you must ensure that all radioactive materials are always secured from unauthorized access and appropriately shielded as required.

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UAB’s Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) has designed a workshop for Laboratory Managers, Supervisors and Science Educators that will offer an in-depth review of:

  • laboratory safety practices
  • UAB Policies and Procedures
  • regulatory compliance
  • legal and liability issues

Register online today to receive hands-on training on:

  • biosafety
  • chemical safety
  • hazardous waste
  • emergency response
  • use and maintenance of equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Conduct a risk assessment to determine the correct PPE, equipment, or emergency responses for working with biological materials or hazardous chemicals.
  2. Handle, pack, and manifest biological or hazardous waste correctly.
  3. Set-up and maintain a successful Satellite Accumulation Area.
  4. Develop a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), and Lab Safety Plan to prepare the lab for safety reviews.

Airgas imageEnvironmental Management is asking that all researchers and building administrators commit to a new standard process of reporting empty gas cylinders to save UAB money.

There are approximately 3,600 gas cylinders on campus, which is an increase of more than 1,000 cylinders since 2010. Gas cylinders and supplies are used in several areas throughout the UAB enterprise, including the hospital, recreational center, laboratories, and maintenance areas.

Because gas cylinders are used in almost every area of the university, it is vital that EH&S knows where all cylinders are and that proper safety management steps are being taken when handling the cylinders.