EHRS Training-March

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

Radiation Safety Training-Irradiator Users. Individuals interested in becoming authorized to use an irradiator must first receive operational training from the irradiator licensee and radiation safety training from EHRS. March 17, 10:30 a.m., 1412 Blockley Hall, Conference Room.

Radiation Safety Training-New Worker. Required of all personnel working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present. March 18, 3 p.m., EHRS conference room. Or, training can be done on-line at, under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit.

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. Registration is required for this course; March 24, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan Hall.

Attendees are requested to bring their PENNCards to facilitate course sign in. For additional programs, dates and times, the web site is Those who have questions may call Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 24, March 16, 1999