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EHRS Training: May 15
May 6, 2008, Volume 54, No. 32

The next live training program is Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn, May 15, 9 a.m.–noon, BRB II/III Auditorium. (Please arrive early. Sign-in from 9–9:15 a.m. No admittance to the course after 9:15 a.m. Penn ID is required for sign-in. A Certificate of Completion will be granted at the end of the training session. Only those individuals who sign-in and receive the Certificate will be given credit for the course.)

This combined training program provides a comprehensive overview of safe work practices in the biomedical laboratory and meets the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for employees who work with hazardous substances including chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids and human tissue specimens. All faculty, staff and students at the University who work in a laboratory and have not previously attended a live training presentation must attend this training. 

The Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) develops and presents a variety of required training programs in live presentations or online formats.  To determine which training programs you are required to take, review the section “Training Requirements” on the EHRS website www.ehrs.upenn.edu/training/dates/.








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