Training is required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for all employees who work with hazardous substances including: chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and human tissue specimens and those that work with physical hazards including: lasers, powered industrial trucks and hoists. Training is also required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) for those that handle or dispose of chemical or infectious waste.
These programs are developed and presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety using instructor led or web-based formats. To determine which training programs you are required to take, complete the Penn Profiler. To take a web based training course or register for an instructor led training program, go to Knowledge Link.
In addition, state, federal and local regulations and accrediting agencies require Radiation Safety Training for all personnel using radioactive materials or radiation producing equipment at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Wistar Institute and affiliated institutions. To take web based Radiation Safety Training, use this link.