OSHA/OEHS Training Program

The following training programs are required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for all employees who work with hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and human tissue specimens. These programs are presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS). Attendance is required at one or more session, depending upon the employee's potential exposures.

Laboratory Safety (Chemical Hygiene Training): Provides a comprehensive introduction to laboratory safety practices and procedures at Penn and familiarizes the laboratory employee with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Laboratory Safety at the University. Required for all University employees who work in laboratories. April 9, 10-11 a.m., John Morgan, Lecture Room B.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: This course provides significant information for employees who have a potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Topics include a discussion of the Exposure Control Plan, free Hepatitis B vaccination, recommended work practices, engineering controls and emergency response. This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University. Required for all University employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. April 17, 10-11 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

Laboratory Safety--Annual Update: This program is required annually for all laboratory employees who have previously attended "Chemical Hygiene Training." Topics include chemical risk assessment, recommended work practices, engineering controls and personal protection as well as an update of waste disposal and emergency procedures. Faculty and staff who work with human source materials, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend the "Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update" (see course description below). April 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update: This program is required annually for all faculty and staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses and have previously attended "Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens." Issues in general laboratory safety and bloodborne pathogens are discussed. Topics include bloodborne diseases, risk assessment, recommended work practices, engineering controls and personal protection as well as an update of waste disposal and emergency procedures. Participation in "Laboratory Safety--Annual Update" is not required if this program is attended. April 18, 2-3:30 p.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

Attendees are requested to bring their PENN ID cards to facilitate course sign in. Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis during the fall. Check OEHS web site (http://www.oehs.upenn.edu) for dates and times. If you have any questions, please call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.


Almanac

April 2, 1996
Volume 42 Number 26


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