is required by the US Department of Labor's Occupational
Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for all
employees who work with hazardous substances including:
chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and
human tissue specimens. Training is also required
by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for all
personnel using radioactive materials or radiation
producing equipment at Penn and affiliated institutions.
programs are developed and presented by the Office
of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS)
in monthly live presentations or online formats. To
determine which training programs you are required
to take, review the section Training Requirements on
the EHRS web site www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/index.html.
live training programs are:
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
University's Chemical Hygiene Plan. Required for all
Penn faculty and staff who work in laboratories. Please
arrive early. No admittance after 9:30 a.m.. Penn
ID or Driver's license is required for sign-in. April
16, 9:30 a.m., Austrian Auditorium, CRB.
to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens;
required for all faculty and staff potentially
exposed to human blood and blood products, human
body fluids and tissues or who work with any
bloodborne pathogens. Topics include a discussion
of the Exposure Control Plan, free hepatitis
B vaccination, recommended work practices, engineering
controls and emergency response. Penn ID or
Driver's license is required for sign-in. April
16, 10:45 a.m., Austrian Auditorium, CRB.
Season Energy Conservation
is here and summer is just around the
corner. During the next few months,
while the weather is still temperate,
there is opportunity for building occupants
to take advantage of the favorable
climate, and conserve energy.
campus buildings have operable windows,
which allow employees to open windows
and enjoy the refreshing spring air.
If for some reason some windows seem
unable to open, feel free to contact
Facilities Services, who will provide
spring passes into summer the Southwest
breezes pick up, and many employees
will prefer an open window. If enough
employees in any building with operable
windows choose to take advantage of
the summer breezes we will work with
the applicable school or center to
make this a "fresh air building".
If this is the case please let your
Facilities Manager know and we will
work with you to ensure that conditioned
air is not going out the open window.
some buildings have fixed windows.
This is typically true of research
and treatment facilities, and some
of our newer classroom and office buildings.
The fixed windows are necessary because
the spaces inside must be maintained
at a specific temperature, within a
given air change rate and/or at a specific
pressurization relative to one another.
cooperation, efforts and determination
of the faculty, staff and students
have yielded great results over the
past several heating and cooling seasons.
With everyone pulling together future
success is certain.
consideration and testing of this approach
is greatly appreciated.
are additional efforts that ISC is
developing and coordinating with the
IT Roundtable Committee and the IT
Super Users Group. We will provide
you additional updates on these initiatives
when they are more fully developed.
Blaik, Vice President Facilities & Real
Hilts, Associate Vice President Facilities Operations
Network Policy Committee, IT Roundtable, and the Vice
Provost for ISC wish to call your attention to a recently
approved computing policy that specifies the conditions
under which a network routing device may be connected
to PennNet other than by the ISC Networking & Telecommunications
group. The goal of the policy is to define
the ways in which this can be done without adversely
affecting the provision of network service to others.
The full policy text can be found on-line at www.isc-net.upenn.edu/policy/approved/20030310-routing.html.
Kassabian, Senior Technology Director,
and Telecommunications, ISC
Vital Signs on WPVI-TV
medicine, the future is dependent upon a team of experienced,
knowledgeable scientists, doctors, and nurses, whose
common goal is to offer the patient the best possible
care and treatment. PENN Vital Signs, UPHS's
medical TV show, brings viewers inside the world of
medicine as Penn's healthcare team cares for patients
and their families. In the next episode, the orthopaedic
team cares for a patient as he encounters a suspicious
tumor behind his knee. It also shows how the latest
advances in neuro-orthopaedics helped one woman regain
mobility in her leg after suffering a stroke. For
your health, or the health of someone you love, tune
in to PENN Vital Signs, airing Saturday, March
29 at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 30 at 5:30 a.m., and Sunday,
April 12 at 1:30 p.m., on WPVI-TV, Channel 6 ABC.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 26, March 25, 2003