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EHS Announcement: Receiving Hazardous Materials

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Hundreds of packages are shipped to and from campus daily. A small but important subset of these goods have been identified as posing an elevated or significant risk to public health, property and the environment while in transit. Numerous federal regulations exists to ensure the safe transportation of these Dangerous Goods (DG). For one reason or another your package may not arrive in the condition it was packaged, the receiver can unknowingly expose themselves and/or other colleagues to unnecessary dangers. Here are some quick tips to keep you and others around you safe when receiving a package.

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Important Laboratory Safety Updates

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The offices of the Vice President for Research (VPR) and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) would like to bring attention to several major recommendations and changes to lab safety programs around campus. The following items were reviewed by three different groups regarding lab safety culture, procedures, and compliance at the University of Utah:

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State Regulatory Inspection of Radioactive Material Labs

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The University of Utah's radioactive material licenses are inspected annually by the Utah State Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, with the next inspection expected the week of June 24, 2019. All Radioactive Material Permit Holders should have received a notification from Environmental Health and Safety regarding the inspection, as well as a packet of documents that include an inspection checklist and several Job Aids. If you are working in a Radioactive Material use area, and have not received this packet of information, please contact the EHS at 801-581-6141 or the Radiation Analyst assigned to your areas.

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Last Updated: 4/5/22