Environmental Health & Radiation Safety February Training

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, 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 sessions, depending upon the employee's potential exposures. All courses are held at John Morgan, Class of 1962 unless otherwise stated.

Laboratory Safety--Annual Update. For all laboratory employees who have previously attended Chemical Hygiene Training. Faculty and staff who work with human source materials, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend the Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. February 11, 9:30 a.m.

Radiation Safety Training--Annual Update. This program updates radioisotope users on current radiation safety issues and practices. It is required of all personnel who work in areas where radioisotopes are used or stored. February 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m.

Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. For employees who have a potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at Penn. Required for all University employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. February 15, 9:30 a.m.

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 is attended. February 18, 9:30 a.m.

Radiation Safety Training--New Worker. Fundamental radiation concepts and requirements for the use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials at Penn. Personnel working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present are required to attend this training before beginning their work. Training can be completed on-line, www.oehs.upenn.edu, under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. February 18, 3 p.m., OEHRS, Blockley Hall, 14th floor conference room.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (In a clinical setting).* For all University 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. February 24, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan Hall. *Registration is required for this course.

Attendees are requested to bring their PENNCards to facilitate course sign in. Additional programs will be offered on a monthly basis during the spring. Check OEHRS web site, www.oehs.upenn.edu for dates and time. If you have any questions, call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 20, February 9, 1999