Health & Safety Programs

Special Notices

Quarter 1 2010 Self-Inspection: Chemical Inventory and Life Safety Box Updates

The special topic for Quarter 1, 2010 is CHEMICAL INVENTORY AND LIFE SAFETY BOX where entities with labs will “CHECK, UPDATE, VERIFY, POST their chemical inventories and related information in Life Safety Boxes:

  • Review chemical inventory expectations
  • Update chemical inventories if necessary
  • Verify and update information posted in Life Safety Boxes
  • Review Self-Inspection expectations

Self-Inspections forms for this quarter need to be completed and returned to your department contact by March 31, 2010.

Detailed information is available online:
Self-Inspection Topic for Quarter 1, 2010:
Chemical Inventory and Life Safety Box Updates
http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/inspections/topicQ110.html

Self-Inspection Schedule and Expectations
http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/inspections/selfinsp_sched10.html

Self-Inspection Instructions
http://med.stanford.edu/somsafety/inspections/selfinsp_instructions.html

Quarter 4 2009 Self-Inspection: Facilities Support and Services for Laboratories

The special topic for Quarter 4 is Facilities Support and Services for Laboratories, where we will review facility services available by contacting the General Service Response Center, disposal mechanisms for medical and chemical waste, as well as emergency notification procedures.

Self-Inspections forms for this quarter need to be completed and returned to your department contact by December 31, 2009.

Included for this quarter are printable fliers and Sharps Container Use Survey.

Get the Lead Out: Autoclave Tape Exchange in SOM

The Health and Safety Programs Office and Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) team members invite School of Medicine laboratories to exchange lead-containing rolls of autoclave tape for a non-lead containing alternative.

"Get the LEAD Out" is a 1-for-1 exchange; bring a lead-containing roll to M023 (Club Med in the Alway Basement) and receive a non-lead containing roll, provided by VWR, at one of the following times:

  • Thur: 2/19, 9-11
  • Fri: 2/20, 11-1
  • Tue: 2/24, 1-3

This is a limited exchange program; in the future non-lead containing autoclave tape can be purchased. Additional details are available on the Health and Safety Programs Website.

Happy Holidays!

May The Coming Year Be Safe, Synergistic and Successful!

A Hearty Toast to the Faculty, Staff and Students of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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From Your Colleagues at the School's Health and Safety Programs Office:
Cheryl Yemoto • Sharon Allen • David Silberman • Lisa Johnson • Don Rust

Have You Included Health and Safety in your New Year's Resolutions?

Update on Training Requirements

The School's first quarter 2008 self-inspection special topic will focus on reviewing lab safety training requirements and related special training topics.

As you know, keeping abreast of training requirements for laboratory workers is a critical safety and compliance issue. On or before March 1, 2008 the School will distribute the first quarter 2008 self inspection checklist and the special topic for the quarter will be a review and check of required training for laboratory workers. Although you and your colleagues may be familiar with and up-to-date on the basic chemical, biological, and radiological training requirements, we will also be focusing on some of the more specialized requirements such as shipping with dry ice, hazardous materials shipping in general, laser safety training, and specialized equipment and procedure training.

View additional information on our secure site.

Department/Division Emergency Coordinator Training

The new emergency binders and database are now ready!
Department / Division Emergency Coordinators are invited to attend any of our 1-hour training sessions to learn how to transfer information from your current plans and gain training on the new web interface.

Note:
3 sessions are for administrative-only departments
(Portions of the department plan that only apply to labs)

> January 29 - 1:30-2:30 pm
> January 29 - 3-4 pm
> January 31 - 1:30-2:30 pm (administrative)
> February 5 - 1:30-2:30 pm
> February 6 - 9:30- 0:30 am
> February 6 - 3-4 pm (administrative)
> February 7 - 10:30-11:30 am (administrative)
> February 7 - 1:30-2:30 pm

New Location for SOC

The School of Medicine's Emergency Satellite Operations Center (SOC) is now located in MSOB X-169.

All of the SOC phone contact information will remain the same.

Happy Holidays

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season from the School of Medicine's Health and Safety Programs Office.

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