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Safety, Health and Wellness Day. Safety and Health Specialists: Your Safety and Health Specialist is available to help you with your occupational health and safety issues. Meet your Safety and Health Specialist. AED and CPR Training for the Citizen Lay Responder Occupational Medical Service: OMS provides routine medical services and surveillance programs to the NIH biomedical research community Safety and Health Training: The DOHS safety training program teaches safe work practices and promotes excellence in the conduct of safe science. Register now! What's New - Stay updated on the news and events related to important occupational safety and health topics at the NIH.
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Safety Tip of the Day for Wednesday, August 20, 2014; countdown to NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day – August 27, 2014.  For more information, visit Web site.

 
Viruses and Bacteria – Spreading germs in the workplace
 
By the time cold or flu symptoms appear, an infected worker could have been spreading viruses or bacteria around the workplace for several days.  That’s why, in addition to staying home when you are sick, it’s also important to observe the same common sense precautions even if you are not symptomatic - or you are just not sick and want to keep it that way.
 
To avoid spreading or picking up germs in the workplace:
 
·       Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; when water is not available, use alcohol-based cleaners.
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
·       Cover your nose and mouth with tissue if you sneeze or cough; or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
·        Follow public health notices.
·       Get seasonal flu shots when available.
 
The Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Medical Service offers a flu vaccine program for NIH employees.  For more information, call (301) 496-4411 or visit Web site.

​August 27, 2014 - SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLNESS DAY  Building 45, 10 AM - 2 PM Safety Health and Wellness Day Website

September 9, 2014: Biosafety Level 3 Training for Support Personnel Building 13, Room 3K04 Conference (3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M)

September 15, 2014: Biological Safety Level 3 Training (Lecture)​ Building 13, Room 3K04 Conference (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

September 24, 2014: Working Safely with HIV and Other Bloodborne Pathogens for Non-Hospital Personnel Bldg 45 Balcony A (1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M)