EHRS: Employee Safety Training Programs in June

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.

  • Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training) Provides a comprehensive introduction to laboratory safety practices and procedures at Penn and familiarizes the laboratory employee with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Laboratory Safety at the University. Required for all University employees who work in laboratories. June 1, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.
  • Laboratory Safety--Annual Update Required annually for all laboratory employees who are not exposed to human source material. Faculty and Staff who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend Laboratoy Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update. June 2, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.
  • Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens This course provides significant information for lab employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at the University and have an potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Course oriented toward research laboratory exposures. June 15, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.
  • 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 call 898-4453. June 16, 9:30 a.m., 104 Logan Hall.
  • 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. Participation in Laboratory Safety--Annual Update is not required if this program is attended. June 17, 9:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962
  • Radiation Safety Training--New Worker Required of all personnel working in laboratories where radioactive materials are present. Training can be completed on-line at our web site ( under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. Alternatively, New Worker Training June 17, 3 p.m., EHRS conference room.
  • 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. June 16, 10:30 a.m., 1412 Blockley Hall.
  • 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. Upcoming dates are listed below and posted on our website ( June 2, 10:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962; June 17, 10:30 a.m., John Morgan, Class of 1962.

Check EHRS web site ( for additional programs, dates and time. For more information, call Bob Leonzio at (215) 898-4453.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 33, May 18/25, 1999