Last Revised: September 12, 2023

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, select the appropriate campus location below:

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.

Laboratory Research

Laboratory researchers should follow the flow chart below to assign training and should check for campus specific trainings if needed.

Penn research training flow chart