Posts Tagged ‘safety’

OHSU leads efforts to increase safety of health information technology

Health information technology, including electronic health records, provides great value to patients and clinicians, but if not used appropriately, these tools can lead to medical errors and wasted resources. Faculty members in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University have been involved in developing best practices for health IT, including contributing a chapter to the Institute of Medicine’s report on health IT safety that was released in 2011. … Read More

Safety Fair next Thursday, July 18

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety  is holding the first annual Safety Fair for Central and Waterfront Campus on Thursday, July 18. There will demonstrations, exhibitors, workshops, and more including OHSU Public Safety and the Portland Fire and Rescue’s  HazMat Truck. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. in the Old Library. Hazardous Waste Symposium OHSU Auditorium (Old Library) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by Sean Akers Fire Extinguisher … Read More

Urgent notice: Door hinge replacement needed for certain Forma CO2 incubators

ThermoFisher Scientific has released an urgent field correction notice on certain Forma CO2 Incubators manufactured between April 2001 to September 2009. There is a possible problem involving the metal coated outer door hinge. If the hinge fails, the door may fall and could cause injury. The following incubator models are affected: Forma branded SteriCult models 3307, 3308, 3310, and 3311 Thermo Scientific NAPCO 8000 models 3584, 3585, 3598, and 3599 Thermo Scientific Series 8000 models … Read More

Congratulations! Ben Smith, Biosafety Specialist, wins National Poster Award

The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) hands out a National Poster Award at their annual meeting. This year, Ben Smith of OHSU’s Research Safety Team won the prestigious award for his contribution to Biosafety. Ben’s poster outlined a project to create an infectious agent alert wallet card for researchers and a question tree flow chart to assist medical professionals in the identification of a laboratory-acquired infection. This card improved communication between OHSU’s Research Safety Program, … Read More

Take Back Prescription Drugs, Sept. 29

Everyone at OHSU and from the Portland-Metro area is invited to bring expired or unused prescription drugs, vitamins, and animal medications to the parking lot in front of the Emergency Department on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers from Pharmacy and the Poison Center will be there to answer any questions you may have. Your privacy and anonymity is of the utmost importance, and the volunteers won’t ask questions, except for … Read More

Electrical upgrades in MRB, Mac Hall, and Baird Hall; info meeting May 17

This June, major electrical upgrades will be made to the Medical Research Building, Mackenzie Hall, and Baird Hall. This means that power to these buildings will need to be shut down—and we need to know any critical needs for emergency power during the upgrades. Facilities & Logistics will be hosting a forum at noon in the OHSU Auditorium on Thursday, May 17th to discuss what will be updated and why. We highly encourage you to … Read More

Repair added for CROET’s ventilation maintenance, April 25 and 28

Researchers working in CROET labs should be aware that Facilities has added last-minute ventilation maintenance on Wednesday, April 25 and Saturday April 28. Supply and exhaust air may not be available during this time, and lab temperatures may fluctuate. Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn more, or to view the building maintenance schedule for April and May.

Repair added to CROET’s ventilation maintenance schedule, April 19

Researchers working in CROET labs should be aware that Facilities has added last-minute ventilation maintenance to take place on Tursday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Supply and exhaust air may not be available during this time, and lab temperatures may fluctuate. Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn more, or to view the building maintenance schedule for April and May.

Emergency power testing in research buildings, April 11

Do you work in Baird Hall,  MacKenzie Hall, the Medical Research Building, Richard Jones Hall, or the Vollum Institute? Visit OHSU’s Facilities and Logistics blog to learn about this month’s emergency electric-power generator tests taking place Wednesday, April 11.

Steam downtime in Hatfield Research Building this Saturday

Steam service will be suspended from 8 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 31 for the Hatfield Research Center. During this time, steam will not be available for hot water, sterilization, humidity control and air ventilation. For more information, please visit the Facilities & Logistics blog.

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