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Safety

Notice to All Research Service & WOC Personnel:

The Omaha VA Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is available on the VA Intranet under Emergency Management http://vaww.nebraska.va.gov/emergencymgt.asp (cut/paste into browser if necessary).

NOTE: This website link is ONLY available via the internal VA network or through VPN access. This is not on the open/public internet.

The Red Books are also located here as well; the physical Red Books were reviewed and updated by Emergency Management.  

All Research staff should be knowledgeable of the EOP contents and know where the information is located and how to access the information. 

 

Annual Safety Training

Annual Research Safety Training is mandatory for personnel work in VA or VA leased space. If you are uncertain whether you are required to take this training, have questions, or comments; please contact the SRS Coordinator, Maria Cain at (402) 995-5819.

 Download Annual Safety Training Presentation

 

 Need a Material Data Safety Sheet?

 

Search the VA database (recommended)
MSDS Xchange
Try other MSDS databases on the web


Safety Guidance Documents:

 

SRS SOP

 

VHA Handbook 1200.08 - Safety of Personnel Engaged in Research

 

VHA Handbook 1200.06 - Control of Hazardous Agents in VA Research Laboratories

 

OSHA 3404 - Laboratory Safety Guidance

 

ORO Guidance Checklist for Research Safety

 

 

Safety Submission Forms:

 

Research Safety Application

 

VA Form 10-0398 - Research Protocol Safety Survey

 

Bio-Safety and Chemical Risk Assessment Summary (Rev 12-12)

 

 

General Lab Safety Documents:

 

PPE Certification Form

 

Weekly Eye Wash Inspection Sheet

 

Chemical Inventory Form

 

Chemical Turn In Form

 

Research Safety Manual


Safety Checklist:

 

 QA/QI Safety Checklist