EHRS Training: November

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 em-ployee's potential exposures.

Introduction to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training); comprehensive introduction to lab safety practices and procedures; familiarizes the lab employee with the Chemical Hygiene Plan. For all who have not previously attended Laboratory Safety and all who work in labs. November 9, 9:30 a.m. BRB II, Auditorium.

Introduction to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; significant information for lab employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training and have potential for exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Oriented toward research lab exposures. November 16, 9:30 a.m. BRB II, Auditorium.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (in a clinical setting); required for all who have potential clinical exposures to blood and other human source material. For employees with direct patient contact, or who handle clinical specimens, and administrators who routinely work in a clinical environment. Registration required: (215) 898-4453. November 17, 9:30 a.m. 104 Logan Hall.

Laboratory Safety--Annual Update; required annually for all lab employees who are not exposed to human source material. Those who work with human source material, HIV or hepatitis viruses must attend Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens-- Annual Update. November 11, 9:30 a.m. BRBII, Auditorium.

Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update; required annually for all 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 not required if this program is attended. November 18, 9:30 a.m. BRBII, Auditorium.

Radiation Safety Training--New Worker; required of all working in labs where radioactive materials are present. On-line training available at www.ehrs. under Radiation Safety Programs, Training for Credit. Alternatively, New Worker Training is November 18, 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. November 17, 10:30 a.m., 1412 Blockley Hall.

Radiation Safety Training--Annual Update; on current radiation safety issues and practices. Required of all who work in areas where radioisotopes are used or stored. November 11 & 18, 10:30 a.m., BRBII, Auditorium.

Check EHRS web site, www.ehrs., for additional programs, dates and times or call Bob Leonzio at (215) 898-4453.

Beckman Rotor Inspection

Field inspection will be conducted for all Beckman Rotors this month. For details, please contact EHRS at (215) 898-4453. 

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 10, November 2, 1999