University of Notre Dame
Flashpoint - Risk Management & Safety
February 2018
Risk Management and Safety took great pleasure in recognizing those that have made lab safety a priority at the Annual Safety Recognition Luncheon.
Since the University has contractual and insurance requirements, please note that all laboratory gas purchases should be made through Procurement Services. RMS and Procurement Services have identified providers that follow those important requirements.  Please contact Procurement Services at 1-6401 or for further information.
Please take a few minutes to watch this impactful video produced by the University of Washington regarding principal investigator lab safety responsibilities.
As we continue through the remainder of the Spring semester, there may be the need to create and assign safety training to new faculty, staff or students. To assist supervisors and dotted line supervisors with this, please refer to the complyND Tips and How To Video detailing the steps for creating ad-hoc assignments. For users completing a training assignment, please refer to the complyND Tips and How To Video detailing the steps on how to submit a training course, including clicking the green checkmark. 

For more information on these tips and other helpful items such as User Guides and How To Videos, please visit the complyND website at or contact the complyND Team at

Yellow Fever Vaccine
Those traveling to countries requiring yellow fever vaccine should be aware of some changes.

Recent manufacturing problems have resulted in a shortage of the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine. Due to no further vaccination production in the near future, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have coordinated efforts with a European manufacturer for yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril). The CDC, FDA, and Sanofi Pasteur are collaborating to ensure a continuity of vaccine administration. Yellow fever vaccine offers life-long protection for most people and a booster or new vaccine is no longer recommended every 10 years.

The CDC has assigned each U.S. state specific medical travel offices that are given (can dispense) Stamaril doses. When an appointment is scheduled, there will be an office charge and a charge for the vaccine. The three Indiana travel offices accept cash only for Stamaril vaccine appointments and the charges vary among the three offices. 

Indiana sites are as follows:

Franciscan Health Travel Well
747 East County line Rd. D Suite H
Greenwood, IN 46143
Phone: 317-783-8009

Passport Health Indiana
1040 E. 86th St. Suite 42a
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-844-2990

IU Health Physicians
1520 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-962-8893

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