Employee Safety Training Programs in July/August

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.

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. July 14, 9:30 a.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium.

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. July 14, 10:30 a.m., August 12, 2:30 p.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium

Radiation Safety Training--New Worker Required of all personnel working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present. Training can be completed on line: www.ehrs.upenn.edu, under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit; or July 15 and August 19, 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. July 21, 10:30 a.m., and August 18, 1412 Blockley Hall.

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. July 28, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan Hall.

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. August 10, 2:30 p.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium.

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 Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. August 12, 1:30 p.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium.

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. August 17, 9:30 a.m., CRB, Austrian Auditorium.

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. August 18, 9:30 am, CRB, Austrian Auditorium.

Check EHRS website, www.ehrs.upenn.edu, for additional programs, dates and time. For more information, call Bob Leonzio at (215) 898-4453.


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 1, July 13, 1999

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