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Training and Education

EHRS Training July & August

Training 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 the University and affiliated institutions.

Training programs are developed and presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) in monthly live presentations or on-line formats. To determine which training programs are required, review "Training Requirements" on the EHRS web site

Note: All staff and faculty must attend a session of introductory training as soon as possible after hire. Annual update training can be completed on-line, after attending an introductory session first. 

Upcoming live training programs are:

Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training): Required for all Penn faculty and staff who work in laboratories. No admittance after 9:30 a.m. Penn ID or driver's license is required for sign-in. July 16, August 4, or August 21, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Room.

Introduction 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. Penn ID or driver's license is required for sign-in. July 16,  or Aug. 4, or Aug. 21, at 10:45 am, John Morgan Building, Class of 62 Room.

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HR: Staff Develoment

Take advantage of the many programs offered by Human Resources to help further your professional and personal development. The Learning and Education (L&E) department is promoting several programs in the coming months as listed below. Visit the Human Resources web site at for descriptions of the programs and to pre-register online. Registration is required.

Learning and Education programs

Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Satellite Broadcasts, and other programs. For questions on L&E programs, call (215) 898-3400 or visit

Tuesday, July 15, noon-1 p.m.
Back to School, Part 1--A Panel Presentation by Penn staff (Brown Bag)

Friday, July 18, noon-1 p.m.
Back to School, Part 2--Continuing Education Open House (Brown Bag)

Wednesday, July 23, noon-1 p.m.
Think or Sink (Brown Bag)

Friday, July 25, 9 a.m.-noon
Proactive Conflict Resolution

Wed., July 30, Fri., Aug. 1, and Tues., Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon
Words at Work--The Latest In Business Writing

Thursday, July 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Project Management (Franklin Covey)

Wed., Aug. 6 and Thurs., Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Essential Administrative
Professional (AMA program) 2-day program

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
What Matters Most (Franklin Covey)

Thursday, Aug. 14, noon-1 p.m.
Legal Peril (Brown Bag)

            --Division of Human Resources

  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 1, July 15, 2003