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Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Building

Fume Hood Testing Scheduled for Engineering Building

November 16, 2017

EHS will be testing fume hoods in the Engineering Building from November 16-December 8, 2017.

Adam Calisti Achieves Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH)

Adam Calisti Achieves Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH)

October 31, 2017

EHS is pleased to announce that Adam Calisti successfully completed the 6-hour exam for Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH).

MSU Receives Emergency Management Accreditation

MSU Receives Emergency Management Accreditation

October 26, 2017

Michigan State University became the 5th Institution of Higher Education in the world to be accredited in Emergency Management by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

New Click Software Coming for Radiation and Biosafety Research Projects

New Click Software Coming for Radiation and Biosafety Research Projects

October 24, 2017

Michigan State University is implementing an enterprise-level research compliance system, Click, to manage its Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) activities. Click will facilitate the creation, submission, and review of new IRB and IACUC protocols, and new EHS registrations for researchers and reviewers.

Disposal of Controlled Substances Scheduled

October 23, 2017

EHS has scheduled Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 A.M. for incineration of expired controlled substances. If you need to dispose of controlled substances contact us as soon as possible.

Updated Exposure Control Plan Available

Updated Exposure Control Plan Available

September 22, 2017

An updated version of MSU's Exposure Control Plan is available for download. The plan is designed to meet MIOSHA’s Bloodborne Infectious Diseases Standard. All at-risk employees must know how to access the plan (electronic or printed).

Elvet Potter Retirement

September 11, 2017

Laser Safety Officer and Industrial Hygienist Elvet Potter has retired from EHS.

EHS Open House

July 14, 2017

Please join EHS on July 28 from 9-11 am for pastries and refreshments at our two new locations, 4000 Collins Road (Room B20) and 164 Giltner Hall.

Chris Colvin Joins EHS Biosafety

June 27, 2017

EHS Biosafety Officer Jamie Sue Willard is excited to share that Chris Colvin will be joining the MSU EHS as a Biosafety Team member on July 3, 2017.

Grand Rapids Research Center Safety Orientation

Grand Rapids Research Center Safety Orientation

May 3, 2017

Assisting researchers moving into the College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids Research Center will be a priority for EHS in fall 2017.

EHS Office Move

EHS Office Move

May 1, 2017

EHS's main office has relocated to the lower level of the 4000 Collins Road office building. Chemical safety staff are now located in Giltner Hall.

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day

Safety Tips for Take Your Child to Work Day

April 27, 2017

EHS wants to help you make Take Your Child to Work Day an inspiring experience for our future Spartan Scientists. Read on for tips to make the day both safe and fun for you and your guests.

Eliminating Use of Flame for High Throughput Sterilization in Biosafety Cabinets

February 21, 2017

A professor of Microbiology at MSU has implemented an alternate method to the use of flame in their biosafety cabinet. Please help EHS to increase awareness for eliminating flame in labs.

MSU Biosafety Manual Updates

MSU Biosafety Manual Updates

February 21, 2017

MSU's Biosafety Manual has been updated to reflect a new policy on personal electronic devices in BSL-2 laboratories, new requirements on entry into US with biological materials, an updated exposure response procedure, and additional information on large scale biosafety guidelines.

New Formaldehyde Safety Training

February 16, 2017

A new online Formaldehyde Safety training course is available. This training is mandatory for employees working in Anatomy Labs.

Jean Chisnell Retirement

January 27, 2017

Radiation Safety Officer Jean Chisnell has retired after decades of work at MSU.

NRC Inspection

January 20, 2017

In early December an NRC inspector arrived for an unannounced inspection.

FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

January 18, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove present a reasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or change in labeling. Therefore, the FDA has banned their use effective January 18, 2017.

Staff Changes

January 15, 2017

After decades of work at EHS, Assistant Director John Parmer, Chemical Safety Officer Bob Ceru, and Information Technologist Pat Thompson have all retired from MSU.

Refrigerator Explosion in Giltner Hall

Refrigerator Explosion in Giltner Hall

July 10, 2015

A refrigerator in a Giltner Hall laboratory exploded when a container of flammable liquid stored inside the unit found an ignition source. The refrigerator door was blown across the room, windows broken, and the contents of the fridge scattered.