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EHRS November Training

Training is required for all personnel using radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment at Penn and affiliated institutions.

For the Radiation Safety Courses see online 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 & Radiation Safety (EHRS). Attendance is required at one or more session, depending upon the employee's potential exposures. Attendees are requested to bring their PENN ID cards to facilitate course sign in.

For more information on these programs or to request a training program on safety or health topics for your department, please contact Laura Peller by calling (215) 898-1944 or by sending e-mail to:

Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: required for all University employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. November 8, 9:30 a.m., Auditorium, BRB II/III.

Laboratory Safety--Annual Update: faculty and staff who work with human source materials, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend the Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. November 14, 9:30 a.m., Rm. 252, BRB II/III.

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. November 15, 9:30 a.m., Auditorium, BRB II/III.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 10, October 30, 2001


October 30, 2001
Volume 48 Number 10

The answer is blowing in the wind; Penn agrees to purchase wind-generated electric energy.
The Political Science department has three newly appointed faculty members who have endowed chairs.
As winter weather approaches, the University has energy conservation initiatives ready to be implemented.
Dr. Norma Lang becomes the first woman and the first nurse to win the Codman Award.
The University celebrates 125 Years of Women at Penn, online with web sites and on campus with events.
The Government Affairs Update covers the recent developments in federal, commonwealth and city and community relations.
Volunteer opportunities in November are plentiful, including Shadowing Day and the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
There are two campus blood drives coming up in early November.