EHSA

chemical bottles on a shelf

EHSA is a web based comprehensive research safety management system that allows faculty and staff to access one portal to view safety information about their work areas and complete various tasks. After using GT Authentication to log in, researchers can view their chemical, laser, x-ray, and radioactive material inventory. They can register new lab personnel, respond to lab inspections, and view lab personnel training history.

Lab or Area personnel can manage their lab’s chemical inventory to include entering new chemicals, generating waste labels, and requesting waste pick-ups.

An online BMSC protocol submission form is available for work with biological/infectious material.

There are several additional features of EHSA that will be implemented in the near future, such as online protocol submission for IBC and RSC.

To assist in using the features of EHSA, we have developed an EHSA User Handbook. This Handbook provides step by step instructions on how to complete several tasks as a lab user or PI and additional items that a Chair/Director can access.

Spring 2018 Chemical Reconcilliation

Chemical reconciliation for Spring Semester will be due by FRIDAY, JUNE 15th at 11:59 PM.  By this deadline, all chemical reconciliation reports need to be uploaded into EHSA.

We will submit the GT campus report to Board of Regents shortly after (as required by Georgia law). First responders also use our campus chemical inventory system. We strongly encourage labs to start submitting the report as soon as possible.

In preparation for reconciliation, EHS will be offering numerous EHSA training classes over the coming weeks.  Attendance at the training classes is not mandatory, and all classes will be held in the EHS Training Room located at 793 Marietta St.  Training classes will be focused on the reconciliation task and offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 25th at 1:00pm
Friday, May 11th at 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 15th at 11:00am
Thursday, May 31st at 10:00am

Furthermore, EHS offers a Reconciliation Day at your Building. During that day, EHS will visit your building (9am – 3pm) and help you with all reconciliation questions. Feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment (available on a first come, first served basis). All meetings will be consultations, not lab inspections.

EST & MoSE: April 24th, May 1st & 2nd  
IBB & BME: May 3rd & 8th
Marcus, Emerson & Howey: May 9th
Pettit, Van Leer, Boggs & Bunger Henry: May 10th & 16th
EBB & RBI: May 17th & 22nd
MRDC & Love: May 23rd & 24th

To assist in using the features of EHSA, we have developed an EHSA User Handbook. This Handbook provides step by step instructions on how to complete several tasks as a lab user or PI. Here, the reconciliation process link for your convenience: https://ehs.gatech.edu/node/1917

If you have any questions or concerns regarding reconciliation, please do not hesitate to reach out to EHS.  Questions can be sent to ehsa@gatech.edu.

Items required to be in EHSA are:
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Solvents
  • Chemical samples
  • Stock bottles of chemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning supplies such as Bleach, Pine-sol, Windex, etc.
  • Chemicals in maintenance shops
 
Items not required to be in EHSA are:
  • Lab supplies
  • Mixtures made up from chemicals already in the lab inventory (especially working solutions for work in progress)
  • Petri dishes of agar awaiting use