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Hanes Renovation Project
***PEOPLESOFT MERGER AFFECTS ORDERS FOR [ ALCOHOL ] AND [ WASTE ] TICKETS. The new merged PeopleSoft system will incorporate chartfield redesign to unify and optimize processes related to Finance. Because of this, EH&S will be transitioning over to the new chartfield redesign for all orders. Please be prepared to enter your new chartfield when placing orders electronically beginning December 24th. For more information about the PeopleSoft Merger chartfield redesign, see PeopleSoft Merger Finance.
KIMEL PARK EMPLOYEES:
Did you receive a new Zoom Seating chair? View instructions on how to adjust your new chair to fit you.
RESEARCH LABORATORY SAFETY ALERT
Last week, Environmental Health & Safety received a call from a laboratory about a gas leak. The natural gas line in the lab's biosafety cabinet was left on and gas was leaking into the room. Enough gas had escaped into the room to create a strong rotten egg-like odor, which is caused by butyl mercaptan being added to the gas as an odorant. The gas valve was shut off and the room was ventilated. This event was a "near miss" since an open or leaking gas line is a serious explosion and fire risk.
All laboratory staff are encouraged to review the warning properties (or lack thereof) of the gases used in the laboratory. Ensure all valves are closed when not in use and all gas lines are intact.
If you believe you have a gas leak: 1. Shut off all gas lines in your lab. 2. Turn off any equipment that may contribute to an explosion (e.g. centrifuge, Bunsen burner). 3. Evacuate the lab. 4. Call EH&S (6-9375) during normal business hours. 5. Call Emergency Communications Center (6-9111) after hours.
ALCOHOL ORDERS CAN NOW BE PLACED ELECTRONICALLY.
Effective 11/7/2011, alcohol can be ordered electronically through the Alcohol Site. For more information please click here.
ANNUAL EH&S LAB ASSESSMENTS
2012/2013 Annual Lab Assessments begin September 24th. Laboratory Assessment Checklist
ANNUAL PHYSICIAN PRACTICE ASSESSMENTS (PPAs)
The 2012/2013 Annual Physcian Practice Assessments begin October 8th. Stay tuned for more details.
ANNUAL CLINICAL LAB ASSESSMENTS
The 2011/2012 Annual Clinical Lab Assessments conducted by EH&S have been completed. 2012/2013 Annual Clinic Lab Assessments are scheduled to begin January 7th. Stay tuned for more details later.