EHRS: Employee Safety Training Programs in June
The following training programs are required by the Occupational Safety
& Health Administration (OSHA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),
and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (DEP), for all employees who work with
hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products,
fluids, and human tissue specimens and radioactive materials. These programs
are presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety
(EHRS). 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 the University. Required
for all University employees who work in laboratories. June 1, 9:30 a.m.,
John Morgan, Class of 1962.
- Laboratory Safety--Annual Update Required annually for all
laboratory employees who are not exposed to human source material. Faculty
and Staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses
must attend Laboratoy Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update.
June 2, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.
- Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
This course provides significant information for lab employees who have
not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University
and have an potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Course oriented
toward research laboratory exposures. June 15, 9:30 a.m., 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. Registration
is required for this course call 898-4453. June 16, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan
- 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. Participation in
Laboratory Safety--Annual Update is not required if this program
is attended. June 17, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962
- Radiation Safety Training--New Worker Required of all personnel
working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present. Training
can be completed on-line at our web site (www.oehs.upenn.edu)
under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. Alternatively,
New Worker Training June 17, 3 p.m., EHRS conference room.
- Radiation Safety Training--Irradiator Users Individuals interested
in becoming authorized to use an irradiator must first receive operational
training from the irradiator licensee and radiation safety training from
EHRS. June 16, 10:30 a.m., 1412 Blockley Hall.
- Radiation Safety Training--Annual Update This program updates
radioisotope users on current Radiation safety issues and practices. It
is required of all personnel who work in areas where radioisotopes are
used or stored. Upcoming dates are listed below and posted on our website
(www.oehs.upenn.edu). June 2,
10:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962; June 17, 10:30 a.m., John Morgan,
Class of 1962.
Check EHRS web site (www.oehs.upenn.edu)
for additional programs, dates and time. For more information, call Bob
Leonzio at (215) 898-4453.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 33, May 18/25, 1999
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