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August 2019 Blog Recap

So labor day weekend is over…But September is here – and it brings fall weather, football, apple picking, corn mazes and our favorite, another safety tip recap!

Check out the summaries below and click on the titles to read our August blogs!

 

OSHA Safe + Sound Week- Do you want to energize your safety program? 

August 7th:  Safe + Sound Week is a great time to reflect on your company’s #safetysuccesses! We are so excited to support #safety programs for hundreds of #lifescience companies on the east coast!

The third annual OSHA Safe + Sound Week is being held August 12-18, 2019. This national event is intended to promote the value of workplace health and safety programs. Employers are encouraged to hold events and activities that highlight the elements of their health and safety program during this week. It has been a huge success at Safety Partners’ clients who have participated in previous years!

 


 

Is your Hepatitis B Vaccination Program Fully Compliant?

August 14th: August was National Immunization Awareness Month!

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual event sponsored by the CDC to highlight the importance of immunizations. What better time to review your company’s Hepatitis B vaccination program to ensure that it’s fully compliant!

 


 

Are Your Working Containers Compliant

August 21st:  Violations related to the working container rule are included in the DEP’s top 5 list of regulatory violations seen during DEP inspections!

The allowance by the Mass DEP and EPA for working container use under certain conditions in laboratories was intended to give labs more flexibility with waste management and to facilitate compliance. However, compliant working container management can be a challenge. In fact, violations related to the working container rule are included in the DEP’s top 5 list of regulatory violations seen during DEP inspections!

 


 

Why leave the area for 30 minutes following a BL2 spill?

August 27th: Have you ever wondered where the recommendation to leave the area for 30 minutes before cleaning up a BL2 level spill comes from?

he 30 minute timeline for re-entering following a BL2 spill is a standard recommendation to prevent aerosol exposure. This recommendation appears in spill procedures for nearly all companies and academic labs that conduct work with biological material. In addition, it is referenced in CDC, NIH, WHO, and ABSA publications. But what is this recommendation based off of?

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