OEHS Training Programs
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.
- Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (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 Penn. Required for all University employees who work in laboratories. January 15, 11a.m.-noon, John Morgan
Class of 1962.
- Introduction to 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 Penn. Required for all Penn employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue.
January 22, 11a.m-noon, John Morgan Class of 1962.
- Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting): *
Required for all University faculty and staff who have potential clinical
exposures to blood and other human source material. It is intended for employees with direct patient contact, or those who handle clinical specimens,
and administrators who routinely work in a clinical environment. Topics include: risks, protection, work practice controls and emergency procedures.
This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens. January 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Stemmler Hall Room 104.
*Registration is required for this course. Please call Bob Leonzio 898-4453.
- 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
. January 17, 10:30-11:30 a.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. January 24, 11 a.m.-noon, John Morgan Class of 1962.
Attendees are requested to bring their PENcards to facilitate course sign in. Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis. 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.
Volume 43 Number 16
December 17, 1996
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