Posts Tagged ‘safety’

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.

Pilot funding from Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, due June 1

The Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center is seeking applications for pilot projects that will that improve occupational health, safety, and personal wellness. Proposals may focus or be powered on one of these three areas, but the proposed intervention must address all three. The center plans to fund one award up to $100,000 total that can be spread out over a two-year period. To be eligible, the PI must have an appointment at an Oregon state institution … Read More

A primer on the export compliance side of research

If your lab found a genetic mutation with the potential to start a pandemic in humans, would you publish your findings? An article, “The Limits of Government Regulation of Science,” published earlier this month in Science, asks just that. According to Mark Peters, OHSU’s Export Compliance Officer, this article is a great primer regarding the export compliance side of research and how the U.S. Government can and may use this to control the distribution of … Read More

Emergency power testing in research buildings, March 14

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, March 14.

Tips for keeping data safe while traveling

Planning international travel? Contact OHSU’s Export Controls Office for assistance. Earlier this month, The New York Times published an article about the need for tighter electronic security when traveling internationally. Admittedly, some of the safety precautions mentioned “seem straight from a spy film,” but the article is a must read for scientists who may unwittingly be targets for cyber theft. Also recommended: The Knoepfler Stem Cell Lab Blog, written by a faculty member at the … Read More

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