The annual College and University Safety Professionals Conference will be hosted at Auburn University on May 14. If you are interested in attending this conference, please register here. This conference will feature speakers talking about different areas of the healthy and safety world and is a great opportunity to meet with other campus safety professionals and talk about best practices for campus safety.
Please remember that you need to register for fume hood training if you have not yet. You can find this registration information here. Also, if the fume hood in your lab won’t be in use for three months or more, please submit a hibernation request so that we can decommission the hood for that time.
With summer coming, we need to start preparing for summer research programs now. Please make sure that anyone who will be involved in summer research is set up for the proper training as soon as possible. Also, please let us know of any students who are graduating or will no longer be working in your labs so that we can remove them from our systems.
We have been working on updating, improving and simplifying the Biological Use Authorization form. It is almost complete, and, pending committee approval, should be released in the next two months. We will contact you when it becomes available.
Lab inspections will continue for a few more weeks. Please contact Andrea Davidson with any questions or concerns regarding inspections.
Please remember that completing basic radiation safety training does not allow you or your lab personnel to work in any of the labs on campus. Certain labs require additional training, and we need to know if you are planning on working in a new lab. You may request to work in a new lab and the RSO will review the request, but we need to have this request prior to you entering a new lab space to work. Each lab has a list of people who are allowed to work in that space, so please contact Hal Barrett if you would like to work in a new area.
The laser committee is meeting on April 17, 2014 to review the new ANSI standards, which will allow us to move forward with training, registration and inspections. More information will be passed on as it becomes available.