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Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Training

Training is required by the U.S. 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 of Pennsylvania and affiliated institutions.

Training 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 website www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/index.html.

The next live training program is: Introduction To Laboratory And Biological Safety At Penn. This new combined training program provides a comprehensive overview of safe work practices in the biomedical laboratory, including chemical safety, biosafety and bloodborne pathogens. This course familiarizes the employee with the University's Chemical Hygiene Plan, Biosafety Manual and Exposure Control Plans. The course is designed for employees who have not previously attended training at the University and replaces Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training) and Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.  All faculty, staff and students at the University who work in a laboratory must attend this training. Please arrive early. Sign-in from 1-1:15 p.m. No admittance to the course after 1:15 p.m. 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. January 30, 14 p.m., Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall.

Note: All Faculty and Staff must attend a session of 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.

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 18, January 20, 2004

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