Environmental Health/Radiation Safety

Training Program Schedule

The following training programs are required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (DEP), for all employees who work with hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and human tissue specimens and radioactive materials. These programs are presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (OEHRS). Attendance is required at one or more session, depending upon the employee's potential exposures.

  • Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. This course provides significant information for employees who have a potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Topics include a discussion of the Exposure Control Plan, free Hepatitis B vaccination, recommended work practices, engineering controls and emergency response This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University. Required for all University employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. July 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., John Morgan, Reunion Auditorium.

  • Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting). * Required for all University faculty and staff who have potential clinical exposures to blood and other human source material. It is intended for employees with direct patient contact, or those who handle clinical specimens, and administrators who routinely work in a clinical environment. Topics include: risks, protection, work practice controls and emergency procedures. This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University. July 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 104 Stemmler Hall. *Registration is required for this course. Please call Bob Leonzio 898-4453.

  • Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. This program is required annually for all faculty and staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses and have previously attended Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. Issues in general laboratory safety and bloodborne pathogens are discussed. Topics include bloodborne diseases, risk assessment, recommended work practices, engineering controls and personal protection as well as an update of waste disposal and emergency procedures. Participation in Laboratory Safety--Annual Update is not required if this program is attended. July 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m., John Morgan, Reunion Auditorium.

  • Radiation Safety Training. Personnel working in labs where radioactive materials are used or stored are required to attend radiation safety training before beginning work and annually thereafter. New workers may attend the training session listed below or receive training via our website (www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/index.html). The Radiation Safety--Annual Update " schedule is posted on the website under "calendar". July 17, 10-11 a.m., Wistar Institute, Auditorium.

    Attendees are requested to bring their PENN ID cards to facilitate course sign in. Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis during the fall. Check EHRS web site (www.ehrs.upenn.edu) for dates and time. If you have any questions, please call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.


    Volume 44 Number 1
    July 15, 1997

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