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2021 Animal & Farm Safety Meeting

Animal & Farm Safety Meeting
Tuesday, March 23rd 10:00am


Meeting Recording Link found HERE



-Introductions (Cassi & Kent), thank everyone for joining – (Recording timestamp 0:42)

-Meeting being recorded – please mute

-2021 site visits – will email with schedule – (Recording timestamp 2:20)

-Wooster and OARDC Branch Campus Changes due to Dave & Dorian retirement (ONLY for Wooster and Northern OARDC branches): - (Recording timestamp 2:53)

-Clean Harbors chem waste pick-up, submit work order – select ‘Public Safety’ under ‘Work Category’ dropdown menu, be sure to include room number  Submit a Service Request | CFAES Safety (

-Bio waste pick-up & supplies (chem & bio) delivery – use same work order system, I pick-up bio waste and deliver all supplies – usually on Wednesdays.

-Cathy Black, Kent McGuire and/or Cassi have already conducting shop inspections.  All others are upcoming.  A schedule will be mailed out.

-Any issues with fire extinguishers (Kent & Cassi), AEDs, and things of that nature send me an email to let me know. 

-Fire panel or alarm issues, call facilities services.


-New CFAES Safety Website (Kent):  - (Recording timestamp 6:14)

-Sharps handling & disposal – (Recording timestamp 15:40)

-Pesticide Storage signage – (Recording timestamp 17:23)

-BSL1 changes: - (Recording timestamp 18:12)

-BSL1 lab – works with ANY biological agent (GH rooms, some BSL1 require IBC approval (transgenic or recombinant DNA)

-make sure your door sign indicates the lab does BSL1 work, if sign is outdated please order new one (free), including making sure contact info is up to date

-doors must be closed when work is being conducted in lab

-long hair (anything long enough to be pulled back) must be pulled up when working

-no plants or animals other than those specifically involved in the research to be in labs

-wear lab coat when conducting work in labs

-anyone working or visiting the lab must take BSL1 training (training is available now, takes about 15 minutes, with 7 question quiz at end) (BSL2 training covers the BSL1 info, if BSL2 training already done do NOT need to take BSL1 also)


-EHS Online Demo (Home | Environmental Health and Safety ( - (Recording timestamp 33:40)

-new place for CHP, HazCom Plan, SOPs, trainings, and HEAT (Hazard Evaluation Assessment Tool).

-my screen may look different than yours, I am admin in the system

- Home Screen - ? – takes you to Guide Document, can download and save if preferred.

DEMO of EHS Online:

-Safety Training – can search by title or keyword – ‘My Transcript’

-Group Training, CHP, SOPs, and Lab Plans – select group (can see what is due or still needs done, SOPs created with SOP Generator will have GHS symbol, uploaded SOPs will not, move toward SOP Generator SOPs)

-‘Training Group’ is moved from old system – you can download SOPs from old CHP here.

-‘Research Group’ is generated with new system – you can use either, preferred to archive one so there are not two in your list.

                  -group detail

                  -members – add/remove members, demote, view group transcript

                  -“members” can view information, can’t make changes

                  -“supervisors” can make changes

-training – add trainings, set up schedule for retaking trainings, view group transcript

-documents – ‘Create from Template’

-CHP/HazCom – locations are added on different tab, print and keep page 3 (intro page) in lab (update annually)

-SOPs – walk through process *Ethly Methyl Death (update  every 3 years) 

-HEAT – takes longer to fill out, asks pointed questions and provides recommendations for trainings, etc…  (annual, after 1st time you simply update)

-locations – add locations here, will autofill into CHP/HazCom intro page

-please let me or Mitch Baker.779 know about any issues or areas of improvement you see in the system

-EHS Assist- (Recording timestamp 1:02)


-if you do not have access and need it please let Cassi Sewell.80 know, need following info:



                -preferred email address

                -OSU ID #

-Inventory – ‘View/Add/Remove’ Chemical

                -Excel template to make it easier for upload

               -Annual Review Statement


For more information contact: Cassi Sewell - Environmental Safety Officer

Phone: (330)263-3663    Email: