The Environmental Health and Safety Shared Resource conducts programs to provide a safe and healthy research and clinical environment for investigators, staff, patients, their family members and other visitors that minimizes exposure to biological, chemical, radiological and other hazards.
Environmental Health and Safety comprises four divisions:
The Biological Safety division provides a safe work environment that minimizes the risk of biological exposures for researchers, staff and patients. It provides the following services:
The General Safety division strives to provide a safe environment for all St. Jude employees, patients and visitors by developing safety policies/procedures, conducting compliance audits and drills. Its services include:
The General Safety Officer (GSO) assists departments in achieving/maintaining a safe workplace by providing information, investigating occurrences, conducting training, interpreting codes and granting approvals. The GSO has the duty and the authority to take action whenever conditions exist that could result in injury to individuals or damage to property.
The Industrial Hygiene division is responsible for the following services:
The Radiation Safety division maintains a research license, human use license, and radiation equipment registrations with the Tennessee Division of Radiological Health. These licenses and registrations permit the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment for research and clinical purposes.
In managing these programs, the Radiation Safety staff must:
To accomplish these goals, duties performed by the Radiation Safety staff include: