required by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA) for all employees who work with hazardous
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.
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 website www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/index.html.
Introduction to Laboratory and Biological
Safety at Penn: provides a comprehensive overview of
safe work practices in the biomedical laboratory, including
chemical safety, biosafety and bloodborne pathogens; familiarizes
the employee with the University's Chemical Hygiene Plan,
Biosafety Manual and Exposure Control Plans. Designed
for employees who have not previously attended training at
Penn and replaces Introduction to Laboratory Safety at
Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training) and Introduction
to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.
Penn ID or
driver's license is required for
sign-in. A Certificate of Completion will be granted at the
end of the training session. Only those individuals who sign-in
and receive the Certificate will be given credit for the course.
November 20, sign-in 1-1:15
p.m. for 1:15-4 p.m., Class of '62 Auditorium JMB.
December 10, sign-in
9-9:15 a.m. for 9:15 a.m.-noon,
Auditorium, BRB II/III
Note: All faculty, staff and students
at the University who work in a laboratory must attend this Introductory
Training as soon as possible after hire. Annual Update
Training can be completed on-line, for those that have
already attended an Introductory Training session. Check
the EHRS website for additional programs offered.