EHRS Training: February
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. February 8, 9:30 a.m. BRB II, Auditorium.
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 the University. Required for all University employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. February 15, 9:30 a.m. Auditorium, BRB II.
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 training at the University. This course is also available on-line at our website www.ehrs.upenn.edu. February 23, 9:30 a.m. 1412 Blockley Hall.
* Registration is required for this course. Please call Bob Leonzio (215) 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; February 11, 9:30 a.m. Auditorium, BRBII.
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. February 18, 9:30 a.m. BRBII, Auditorium.
Radiation Safety Training--New Worker; This program provides information on fundamental radiation concepts and requirements for the use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials at Penn. Personnel working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present are required to attend this training before beginning their work followed by annual attendance at the training program described below. Training can be completed on-line at our website (www.ehrs.upenn.edu) under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. Alternatively, New Worker Training is given on February 17, 3 p.m. the in EHRS conference room.
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. February 11, 10:30 a.m. Auditorium, BRBII; February 18, 10:30 a.m. Auditorium, BRBII.
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. February 16, 10:30 a.m. 1412 Blockley Hall.
Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis. Check EHRS web site (www.ehrs.upenn.edu) for dates and time. For more information, call Bob Leonzio at (215) 898-4453.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 19, February 1, 2000