OEHRS Training Program-January

The following 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 (EHRS). Attendance is required at one or more session, depending upon the employee's potential exposures.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting)*. For all faculty and staff who have potential clinical exposures to blood and other human source material; employees with direct patient contact, or those who handle clinical specimens, and administrators who routinely work in a clinical environment. January 27, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan Hall. *Registration is required.

Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. For all faculty and staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses and have previously attended Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. Participation in Laboratory Safety--Annual Update is not required if this program is attended. January 14, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

Radiation Safety Training--New Worker. Fundamental radiation concepts and requirements for the use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials at Penn. Personnel working in labs where radioactive materials are present must attend before beginning work followed by annual attendance at the training program described below. Training can be done on-line, www.oehs.upenn.edu, under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. January 21, 3 p.m. OEHRS, 14th floor conference room, Blockley Hall.

Radiation Safety Training--Annual Update. Updates radioisotope users on current radiation safety issues and practices; for all personnel who work in areas where radioisotopes are used or stored. January 14, 10:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

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 spring. Check EHRS web site, www.oehs.upenn.edu. or call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 16, January 12, 1999