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.

Fall 2018 Chemical Reconcilliation

Chemical reconciliation for Fall Semester will be due by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st 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:

Friday, October 26th at 1:00pm
Thursday, November 1st at 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00am
 

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: Nov 5th, Nov 29th, Dec 4th
  • IBB & BME: Nov 2nd , Nov 28th
  • Marcus, Emerson & Howey: October 29th
  • Pettit, Van Leer, Mason, Boggs & Bunger Henry: Oct 30th, Nov 27th
  • EBB & RBI: Oct 31st, Nov 30th
  • CNES, Techway, Combustion Lab, Food Processing Technology, Structures, TEP: Nov 1st
  • MRDC & Love: Dec 3rd

To assist in using the features of EHSA, we have developed an EHSA User Handbook, Help Guide. This Handbook provides step by step instructions with pictures 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