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Every individual working in an MSE laboratory MUST successfully complete LAB SAFETY 101 and RIGHT-TO-KNOW (RTK) courses AT LEAST ONCE PER YEAR. Right-to-know is offered online only and it needs to be completed by taking an online quiz. Lab safety 101 can be completed either by taking a campus seminar or by taking an online quiz.
RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES
In the event of an emergency, call GT Campus Police at 4-2500 or 404-894-2500.
Please remember that you should never dial 911. Dialing 911 will delay response time.
Dealing with all Emergencies:
See the brief PowerPoint Presentation on MSE EMERGENCY PROTOCOL below.
Important Information about Accident/Incident Reports
It is mandatory to complete a report after an accident/incident. The report will not only provide accurate documentation of the event but it will also serve as a learning tool for others.
To report, complete and sign the form, and have your advisor (if any) sign it and submit a copy to: Dr. Naresh Thdhani (School Chair) and a copy to: Dr. Krishna Parachuru (MSE Safety Coordinator).
Training and certification is obtained by:
- Attending any of the campus-wide safety seminars on lab safety 101.
- Passing the online Lab Safety 101 quiz after going through an online tutorial.
- Completing “Right to Know” (RTK) training (mandated by State Law) See - USG RTK Page .
- The above requirements need to be completed ONCE EVERY calendar year you are working in an MSE lab.
- The Safety Quiz (basic lab safety 101) can be taken online.
- The safety seminar on Lab Safety 101 is offered by MSE at the beginning of both Fall and Spring semesters (you should receive an email announcing each offering). Additionally seminars are offered throughout the year by the office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). See TrainsWeb for course offerings (For tutorials search for "Lab Safety 101" and “Right to Know” under Tutorials)
- After you complete the RTK training, print out a certificate of completion and place it in Bill Miller's mailbox in the Love Bldg.
- Those who have not successfully completed “Lab Safety 101” and “Right to Know” quizzes within the previous 12 months are not authorized to work in any MSE laboratory.
- Frank Moss can assist you with any questions or problems. His office is located in room 271 in the J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building.
SAFETY RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTS
- EHS Safety Training Tool - Determine Your Training Requirements
- Georgia Tech Safety Policies & Procedures
- Lab Safety Manual
- New Georgia Tech Policies on Personnel Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire
- Q&A on the New Personnel Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire Policies
- Chemical Safety Training
- Georgia Tech Emergency Preparedness Information
- Georgia Tech Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy Initiative
- Georgia Tech Office of Research Compliance
- Shipping Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Materials
GT Emergency Preparedness App: Download this app in order to have key emergency information (such as who to call and what to do) on your phone in the eventuality of emergency situations (bomb threats, chemical spills, fires, shooter on campus, tornado warning, etc.). Follow the instructions in the app to view the emergency preparedness information for Georgia Tech.
ACS Publication: "Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories"
- CDC Manual on Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
- Chemical Hygiene Plan for the Purchase and Use of In Vivo Agents
- “The Safety Zone”—C&E News Blog with Reports of Recent Accidents and Safety News
- Chemical Safety Board
Additional Information & Downloads
- ESSENTIALS OF MSE LABORATORY SAFETY PROGRAM
- MSE Safety Training Requirements - PowerPoint Presentation