Research Core Facilities Newsletter
We are proud to present the December edition of the Research Core Facilities newsletter! The RCF newsletter is a way to keep you informed about important updates from each of our core labs, with topics ranging from equipment updates, safety training, core clinics, and general reminders.
Please enjoy and stay tuned for another edition coming March 2023!
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Recycling Lab Waste
Research Facilities is ramping up efforts to divert waste from landfill and do our part in reducing our impact on the community! To make efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, RCF is conducting an experimental study on the 4th floor of LKSKI. We want the 4th-floor lab-conscious scientists to recycle lab-generated waste and set a successful example for the rest of the institute. This experimental study is restricted to the labs and common areas on the 4th-floor only.
Blue recycling bins are available at the end of every other bay and recycling posters have been put up throughout the lab. These posters include QR codes with a link to our new “What goes where” waste wizard and other resources to assist with the recyclability of waste material. To learn more about our sustainbility efforts, please visit https://research.unityhealth.to/staff-services/research-facilities/sustainability/
Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. In public areas, like lobbies, exhibition spaces and stairwells:
- Make sure your valuables or personal belongings are secured.
- Be aware of what’s going on around you and report any issues or concerns to Security.
In restricted areas, remember to be AWARE:
Attention should be paid to your surroundings when entering the building. Be on the look-out for “tailgaters” coming in behind you. Wear your badge at all times. Access cards that are lost or stolen should be reported to security for deactivation immediately. Report any suspicious activity to security. Everyone entering restricted areas should swipe their badge. Do not share your access card or badge with anyone else.
What really goes in the sharps bin?
Throughout the facility, new sharps posters have been posted to help users identify what is considered a sharp or not.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.