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- Lab Self-Audit Launch - August 15, 2018 - NOW LIVE!
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is kick starting the 2018 Laboratory Self-Audit (LSA) to continue to promote awareness of safety and regulatory compliance for the FIU laboratory community. EH&S is very appreciative of all participants that contributed to the success of the 2017 LSA.
NEW!! The LSA Summary Reports for 2016 and 2017 are now available for review. Visit the Lab Safety Webpage to access the reports.
The 2018 LSA is mandatory for all FIU research and academic laboratories to submit. Completion of the LSA fulfills the FIU EH&S requirement for the Annual Safety Inspections. NOTE: this does not include Special Hazard Compliance Inspections.
The 2018 LSA will commence on August 15th and conclude on November 30th, 2018. The LSA Preview will be made available August 13th, 2018 & the links for the LSA Survey and the LSA feedback survey will only work during the scheduled time frame.For more information on the 2018 LSA (general information, changes to the format, etc.), please refer to the memo. If you have any questions about the LSA, please contact Tamece Knowles (email@example.com or 348-3387) or Victoria Leyland (firstname.lastname@example.org or 348-1331).
- Bites & Stings - Summer 2018
With the summer months in full swing, the risk of bites and stings increases with outdoor activities. EH&S wants you to be aware of these potential threats and be safe while enjoying the beautiful South Florida summers!
- Mosquitoes and Zika - 2016 to Present
Mosquitoes and Zika
As the summer months roll on in South Florida, so does the rainy season. During the rainy season, mosquito populations increase, along with the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission.
The Zika Virus has been a global concern, and in the past few years, has made its way to South Florida. Although reported cases of infection are extremely low and remain rare, Florida International University takes the threat seriously and is being proactive in its approach to preventing members of the community, especially its students, faculty and staff, from exposure by raising awareness.
At this moment, FIU is not aware of any member of the University community being personally impacted by Zika. In order for the community to remain vigilant against Zika, and other mosquito-borne diseases, FIU urges each community member to use the following resources to educate yourself and stay informed:
Center For Disease Control (CDC)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FIU's Department of Emergency Management (DEM)
Commonly Used Pesticides