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Policy on People Not Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Who Work in Laboratories

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July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01

During the summer many students and other people unaffiliated with Penn work in University laboratories.  To provide for their safety and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, the University has established the following guidelines:

  1. All non-affiliated individuals who work in laboratories must attend mandatory training programs on laboratory safety offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS).  Check the EHRS website www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/dates/ for training schedules or contact EHRS to schedule a program for a particular group.

  2.  Individuals who work in laboratories must participate in officially sponsored University educational programs or activities.  Such programs or activities must be approved by the Dean of the sponsoring School.  The Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety should be consulted to review approved programs to ensure relevant safety issues have been addressed

  3. Proper laboratory attire must be worn.  This includes long pants, closed toed shoes, lab coat and safety glasses.
    Please email Valerie Perez vjperez@ehrs.upenn.edu or call (215) 746-6652 for additional information.

Almanac - July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01