Videos Explain Research Ramp-Up Changes
A new video series has been produced for the Georgia Tech research community to explain procedures for social distancing, use of personal protective equipment, disinfection and other protocols for those who will be working in research laboratories this summer.
Viewing the six-part series will be required for research faculty, staff and graduate students who plan to work in the lab this summer, including those who are returning to the lab for the first time since March and those who have continued to work in labs on mission-critical research.
The videos explain new protocols designed to promote the safety of research personnel and describe the changes and safety protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and Governor Kemp’s Covid-19 Task Force.
Produced by the GTRI Communications Office in collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Environmental Health and Safety and Institute Communications, the videos are located on the GTRC training site used for other safety presentations. Here’s how to view the videos:
- Log in at https://training.osp.gatech.edu/
- Click “My Online Classes” in the left menu
- Select the first item: “Returning Safely to Your Lab”
- In “Available Courses” – click “Returning Safely to Your Lab”
- Click ‘Enroll Me’
- There are six video segments — when finished with each segment, go to the menu on the left side of the screen to start the next video.
- After segment six, click Quiz in the menu and follow next steps to record that you have viewed the videos.
The videos include links to these websites for more information:
- Covid-19 Daily Self Checklist: www.health.gatech.edu/coronavirus/daily-checklist
- Lab Startup Procedures and Checklist (PDF): https://ehs.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/lab_ramp_up_guidance_checklist_2020-06-16.pdf
- Georgia Tech Environmental Health and Safety: www.ehs.gatech.edu
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sanitation guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html