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2005 Shipping Regulation Changes: Specific changes for shipping infectious substances, diagnostic specimens and biological materials went into effect January 1, 2005. Shippers of these materials must be trained every two years or when regulations change. The 2005 edition of the EHRS shipping manual and updated online training for shippers are available at the EHRS website, www.ehrs.upenn.edu to assist personnel in complying with regulatory requirements. Contact a biosafety officer at (215) 898-4453 for more information.

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan: The updated Exposure Control Plan for the University, as required by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030 is available at the EHRS website, www.ehrs.upenn.edu/resources/docs/biosafety/ecp_2005.pdf. It is designed to help eliminate or minimize employee exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Principal investigators and/or laboratory supervisors who work with bloodborne pathogens, human blood, blood products and other potentially infectious materials defined in the Standard are reminded that they must update Appendix C of their lab copy of the Plan annually or when procedural changes occur. The complete plan must be reviewed with staff and be available for reference in the laboratory.

TRL Shuttle: Available to transport Penn personnel between the Medical Center and the Translational Research Laboratories (TRL), 125 S. 31st Street. Call (215) 898-0669to schedule. Transport of research materials on the shuttle must be approved by EHRS prior to transport. See the EHRS website, www.ehrs.upenn.edu/resources/shippinghazmats/trl_shuttle.html for details. Contact Darrin Johnson (215) 898-0196 with questions or comments.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 27, April 5, 2005

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