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This document establishes the definitions followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Human Research Protection Program. This is a non-exhaustive list. Regulations and other documents (e.g. guidance documents issued by federal regulatory agencies) should be referenced when applicable.
The purpose of this SOP to establish written requirements to ensure compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements regarding human subjects research.
When some or all of the participants in a research conducted under the auspices of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) are likely to be vulnerable to coercion or undue influence or have diminished decision-making capacity, the research must include additional safeguards to protect the rights and welfare of these participants.
This policy provides guidelines that will assist in the development of work/life balance initiatives to support the wellness and health of employees. This policy is in compliance with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Research has shown that lactation support is beneficial to the working, nursing parent and child as well as to employers by decreasing medical expenses; reducing absenteeism; and increasing employee retention.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community. As part of this commitment, the University provides reasonable accommodations for Disability, Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions, and sincerely-held Religious Beliefs and Practices consistent with federal and state law.
This policy explains how the University protects employees responsible for removing damaged lead containing paint, and for repainting in buildings constructed prior to 1978 from elevated exposures to lead.
The UNC IRB has developed this SOP to describe a series of consistent, deliberate steps to mitigate fetal exposure to risk in clinical research studies among women of child-bearing potential (CBP).
The purpose of this Policy is to set establish how leaves of absence by DDS students will be managed.
This document explains the University's approach to providing occupational health support for biomedical research. An occupational health program that supports staff with access to biological hazards, such as infectious agents or toxins, should aim to alleviate the risk of adverse health consequences due to potential exposures to biohazards in the workplace. Health services should be risk-based and tailored to meet the needs of individual staff and the research institution.
This document provides guidance on conducting a risk assessment, implementing a risk mitigation program, communicating during and after the assessment, and developing practices to support ongoing application of the risk assessment process to ensure safe laboratory operations.
This chapter supplements previous chapters by giving specific extra precautions, postings, training, and protective equipment necessary when working with reproductive hazards. These include chemical, biological, or radiological substances that can affect the developing fetus, or the reproductive health of the male or female parents. This chapter also outlines the UNC conceptus protection policy for laboratory workers who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.
Under the terms of the University's authorizations to use radiation sources, EHS is charged with maintaining portal-to- portal surveillance of all radiation sources on the campus. In order to facilitate this surveillance and to insure that a high awareness of the rules and regulations governing the safe use of radiation sources is maintained, it is required that certain records and reference materials be maintained.
Personnel monitoring devices (whole body dosimeters, extremity dosimeters, pocket dosimeters, etc.) are provided by the EHS through the Radiation Safety Office to measure an individual's radiation exposure to gamma, energetic beta and x-ray sources. The standard monitoring device is issued as a clip-on badge or ring badge bearing the individual assignee's name, date of the monitoring period and a unique identification number.
Significant and robust scientific data indicate that the risks of in utero birth defects are zero for dental exposures used for patients. It follows that the risk is also zero for radiographic equipment operators. Therefore, there are no contraindications for pregnant students operating x-ray equipment.