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 and familiarizes the laboratory employee with the Chemical
Hygiene Plan. For employees who have not previously attended Laboratory
Safety at Penn. Required for all University employees who work in laboratories.
October 3, 9:30 a.m., BRB II, Auditorium.
Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; significant
information 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.
October 11, 9:30 a.m., BRB II, Auditorium.
Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting);
required for all Penn 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. For employees
who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at
Penn. It is available on-line at www.ehrs.upenn.edu.
Laboratory Safety--Annual Update; required annually for all laboratory
employees who have previously attended Chemical Hygiene Training. Those
who work with human source materials, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend
the Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. October
5, 9:30 a.m., BRBII, Room 252, Laboratory.
Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update; required annually
for all who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses and
have previously attended Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.
General laboratory safety and bloodborne pathogens are discussed. Participation
in Laboratory Safety--Annual Update is not required if this program
is attended. October 13, 9:30 a.m., BRBII, Auditorium.
Radiation Safety Training--New Worker; 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. Updates radioisotope users on current Radiation safety issues
and practices. Required of all personnel who work in areas where radioisotopes
are used or stored. Training can be completed on-line at www.ehrs.upenn.edu
under Radiation Safety.
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. Training can be completed on-line at www.ehrs.upenn.edu
under Radiation Safety.