Due to the air quality event in Philadelphia, public health experts are advising the following actions today:
EHRS and OAW are hosting an event to encourage registrants to properly dispose of outdated and unwanted controlled substances. This event is open to all University employees who are current DEA registrants.
Please join us for an informal meeting to discuss ways to improve the sustainability of labs on Penn's campus.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen O’Leary, PhD, MBA, CBSP, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS), as Associate Vice Provost for Research.
Revised 10/19/20 @ 2:07 P.M.
EHRS’s quarterly email with quick answers to frequently asked questions.
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EHRS offers the following guidance to assist you with the temporary suspension of operations in your lab. Please note that EHRS continues to provide essential services and can be reached at 215-898-4453 (24-hours a day).
The continuity of research through potential regional impact of an outbreak requires specific considerations. While we hope contingency measures will not be required, preparedness minimizes impact if they become necessary.
Biosafety cabinets must be certified annually, when moved, or after repairs.
EHRS recently introduced four new Fact Sheets and one new SOP to Penn's Chemical Hygiene Plan. All provide useful tips for better managing common, and often under-appreciated, issues in chemical-handling laboratories. Use the links below to see the Fact Sheets and SOPs or look for them in the