Last Revised: March 20, 2023

As of March 6, 2023, Workday Learning is replacing Penn Profiler and Knowledge Link.  If you have been assigned a training curriculum prior to March 3, 2023, you will not have to make new training assignments in Workday Learning. 

On or after March 6, 2023, supervisors of new faculty, staff, and students will need to assign EHRS training through Workday Learning.  To determine which job-related training programs you are required to assign, review the table below for your campus group and find the job activities that require EHRS training.  Use Workday Learning to assign the identified courses by searching for the course title in Workday Learning.

Managers should follow this Tip Sheet to enroll a team member. This link will bring you to Workday Learning.

Penn employees can also self-assign courses offered by EHRS.  To self-enroll, follow this Tip Sheet.

For information on Workday Learning see this Guide.

The entire training table for the Main Campus can be found here.

 

 

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Building /Facility Management (Building Administrators and Operations staff)

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Enter research or teaching laboratories UP.83015.CURR.HAZCOM_LABS Hazard Communication and Safety Awareness for Individuals Who Enter Laboratories-EHRS
Review of laboratory hazards and controls.  Describes room signage, container labeling, safety data sheets and emergency response.
Access roofs or any location that may present an unprotected fall hazard or four feet or more UP.83015.CURR.FAFIP Fall Protection Awareness Training - EHRS Provides an overview of safe work practices at heights for employees who work on roofs, ladders, scaffolding or other raised surfaces. This includes hazard recognition, fall protection systems and fall arrest forces. This training will include the use of Harnesses and Lanyards, if applicable.
Use aerial platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base and travels up and down (scissor lift). UP.83015.CURR.AWP_SCISSORS Aerial Work Platform - Scissors Lift Training Training is required for those that use aerial platforms such as scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts with a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base, or a lift platform that only travels straight up and down.
Lift or move more than 25 lbs UP.83015.CURR.MATERIALHANDLING Materials Handling-EHRS
Reviews lifting, pushing and pulling risks and ways to minimize injury. 
Wear personal protective equipment UP.83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Training for Non-laboratory Staff
Provides information on types of personal protective equipment, use, and maintenance.
Enter mechanical spaces and work in buildings with asbestos containing materials UP.83015.CURR.ASBSTOSFRES Asbestos Awareness for FRES Reviews asbestos awareness for those FRES employees who may encounter asbestos containing materials in their work environment. Training required annually.
Apply pesticides in a lab, greenhouse, growth chamber, garden or other environment UP.83015.CURR.HCPSPIP Hazard Communication Pesticides Provides hazard communication and information on safe application of pesticides and required personal protective equipment.
Use chainsaws UP.83015.CURR.CHAINSAW Chain Saw Provides information on safe use and maintenance of chain saws.
Are exposed to high noise levels, such as chain saws, mowers and outdoor power equipment
UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCON Hearing Conservation Training-EHRS

EHRS assesses noise exposure and determines if enrollment in the Hearing Conservation Program is necessary. Training reviews the University's Hearing Conservation Program, including noise control, hearing protection and audiometric testing.

Collect and ship infectious waste UP.83015.ITEM.SIBHBPQUP Shipping & Safety Training for Personnel Who Collect & Ship Infectious Waste - EHRS Provides training for those who package and ship infectious waste per DOT shipping requirements. This includes signing and understanding infectious waste manifests. This training also provides an understanding of biological hazards, bloodborne pathogens and applicable personal protective equipment.

 

Clinical research or support

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with chemicals such as flammable liquids and corrosives in a clinical laboratory UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Provide medical treatment, give first aid, or manipulate human blood or body fluids UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP2 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety at Penn Curriculum-EHRS This course summarizes the hazards of working with blood, blood products or other potentially infectious materials. Training includes discussion of hazards, methods of exposure control, and spill response.
Work with Class 3B or 4 lasers, other than those embedded in a Class 1 system, such as a confocal microscope or flow cytometer, unless the laboratory may open the Class 1 system for alignment or maintenance
UP.83015.CURR.LSLIP Laser Safety Training-EHRS Reviews use of class 3B and 4 lasers under the ANSI Z136.1 standard for safe use. Describes laser registration, specific hazards, and methods of control.
Use, introduce, or manipulate recombinant or synthetic DNA or RNA; or use or modify genes, plasmids, viral vectors, or non-specific targeting molecules for delivery of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid into cells or living organisms, for example, to make transgenic animals
UP.83015.CURR.RDNA Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Guidelines-EHRS To comply with the NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research this University of Pennsylvania training program was designed to familiarize researchers with the NIH Guidelines. This training program is meant to enhance awareness about the Guidelines and provide information regarding the roles, responsibilities, safeguards and procedures for various personnel involved with rDNA research at the University of Pennsylvania. Training required every 3 years.
Work inside a biological safety cabinet UP.83015.CURR.BCLIW Biosafety Cabinet Operation Provides instruction on the proper use of Biosafety Cabinets/Tissue Culture Hoods. This training is only required once.
Perform work that requires the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Complete shipping documents, sign shipping documents, mark and label a package, and/or package hazardous or dangerous goods for shipment to a site outside the University. Hazardous or dangerous goods include dry ice, infectious waste, animal and human specimens, microbiological agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi), genetically modified organisms and biological materials that are considered infectious. DNA alone is not considered infectious material
UP.83015.CURR.SILIP Shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods for Laboratory Staff-EHRS Training will cover proper handling, labeling and shipping of hazardous and dangerous goods, which include biological materials, dry ice and chemicals in small quantities. If you only package, ship or complete documentation for shipments with dry ice or biological materials using CHOP's Research Institute Shipping Core, this training is not required.

 

CHOP

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Are working in a PSOM or Bioengineering research laboratory See main campus research and teaching lab training requirements    

 

Dining Services

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with or around chemicals, such as disinfectants or sanitizers
UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training - EHRS Introduces Dining Services staff to the OSHA Hazard Communication standard, chemical safety, personal protective equipment and safe work practices. Assigned by Bon Appetit.

 

EHRS

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Are required to assist with emergency response or handle chemical waste for consolidation UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators.
Enter biomedical research spaces in which chemicals, biological materials or lasers are used UP.83015.CURR.LBLIP Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn-EHRS This course delivers introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in Penn research laboratories. Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. After completion of this course, learners will have a general awareness of lab hazards that is suitable for entering laboratories and conducting constantly-supervised lab work. Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety Part 2 will be automatically assigned. Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory.
Enter labs that collect chemical and infectious waste UP.83015.CURR.WMLUW Management of Laboratory Waste Online training course reviews chemical and infectious waste generation and proper procedures for collecting and disposing of waste in Penn laboratories. Training required every 2 years.
Enter research laboratories with radioactive materials or waste UP.83015.CURR.LABRF Radiation Safety-Research Lab- Annual Training-EHRS This is the annual radiation safety training for research lab staff who work with radioactive materials. EHRS staff who enter laboratories with radioactive materials should be assigned this training in addition to new worker training.
Enter research laboratories with radioactive materials or waste UP.83015.CURR.LABIN Radiation Safety-Research Lab-New Worker Training-EHRS This new staff training reviews radiation safety in research labs. EHRS staff who may enter laboratories with radioactive materials should be assigned.
Respond to campus laboratory emergencies UP.83015.CURR.HZEUP 8-hour HAZWOPER Training for EHRS Staff-EHRS Training required for emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard. EHRS staff who may respond to chemical emergencies will take this course as awareness training.
Provide medical treatment, give first aid, or manipulate human blood or body fluids UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP2 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety at Penn Curriculum-EHRS This course summarizes the hazards of working with blood, blood products or other potentially infectious materials. Training includes discussion of hazards, methods of exposure control, and spill response.
Operate a forklift or battery operated pallet jack UP83015.CURR.T1FIP Powered Industrial Truck Covers safe use and inspections of powered industrial trucks.
Ship hazardous or infectious materials from laboratories UP.83015.ITEM.SILIP Shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods for Laboratory Staff - EHRS Discussion of the Dangerous Goods regulations with focus on the Division 6.2 Infectious Substances. Definitions, classifications, proper shipping name and UN numbers, marking and packing, and documentation are discussed for the correct shipping of infectious substances, biological substances, biological products, patient specimens, and genetically modified organisms.

 

Facilities Trades/Urban Park

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Who are new trades or urban park employees UP.83015.CURR.FRESNEW Hazard Communication for FRES New Employee-EHRS New employee training that includes laboratory safety, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, asbestos awareness, radiation and biological hazard awareness.
FRES employee who works in campus building UP.83015.CURR.HCBPRSAAHPFIP Facilities Staff Training Curriculum-EHRS
Reviews the hearing conservation program, including noise control, hearing protection and audiometric testing, hazard communication, silica awareness, bloodborne pathogens, asbestos awareness, lab and radiation safety and personal protective equipment.
Work in a confined space which is large enough and configured so that an employee can enter and perform assigned work, but is not designed for continuous occupancy and has limited means of entry or exit UP.83015.CURR.CSFIP Confined Space Training for Facilities Staff-EHRS Provides an overview of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Entry Standard and ensures staff know how to properly identify, enter-exit, maneuver and work inside and around confined spaces. Also addresses emergency procedures and documentation.
Work around confined spaces, but do not enter and perform work in those spaces. UP.83015.CURR.CONFINEDSPACE_AW Confined space awareness training-EHRS Provides an overview of confined space for staff who will work around confined spaces, but do not enter permit-required confined spaces.
Work on energized equipment UP.83015.CURR.E2FIP Electrical Safety Qualified Person Training Provides electrical safety knowledge for employees who work on or near energized equipment, including identifying exposed electrical equipment and energized parts and how to safely work on electrical equipment and parts. Personal Protective Equipment used for electrical safety will also be covered in this training. This program should be taken in conjunction with Lockout-Tagout for Authorized Facilities Staff.
Work around energized equipment UP.83015.CURR.E1FIP Electrical Safety Awareness Training for Facilities Staff-EHRS Provides a basic knowledge for working safely around electrical systems. Personal Protective Equipment used for electrical safety will also be covered in this training.
Are Electrical Operators UP.83015.CURR.A2A3FUP CPR/AED Training for Facilities Staff-EHRS Required CPR/AED emergency training.
Are Electrical Operators UP.83015.CURR.E3FIP Electrical Safety - NFPA 70E Retraining is needed when changes occur in NFPA 70E. Electrical Safety - NFPA 70E Retraining is needed when changes occur in NFPA 70E.
Service or maintain equipment or systems with hazardous energy sources, including electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, gravitational or chemical
UP.83015.CURR.L2FIP Lockout-Tagout Training for Authorized Staff-EHRS Provides an overview of the OSHA Lockout-Tagout Standard and ensures staff properly follow procedures for lockout-tagout of equipment/machinery during maintenance.
Work near energized equipment UP.83015.ITEM.L1FIP Lockout-Tagout Training for Affected Staff-EHRS Provides an overview of the OSHA Lockout-Tagout Standard and ensures staff are aware of devices used to lockout or tagout machinery/equipment and know procedures to follow when equipment/machinery is locked or tagged out.
Operate a forklift or battery operated pallet jack UP.83015.CURR.T1FIP Forklift Training (Powered Industrial Trucks) - EHRS Reviews OHSA Standard 1910.178 and includes the safe use and operation of forklift/powered industrial truck.
Erect, move, use, maintain or dismantle scaffolding UP.83015.CURR.SCFIP Scaffolding, Competent Person Training Reviews Scaffolding systems and terms used in general industry and construction and explains the role of the Competent Person. This qualifies the person to oversee scaffolding erection/dismantlement, fall protection erection/dismantlement, training of individuals involved in these activities and to determine safety in adverse weather conditions.
Work on ladders, scaffolding, staging, access roofs or any location that may present an unprotected fall hazard or four feet or more UP.83015.CURR.FAFIP Fall Protection Awareness Training - EHRS Provides an overview of safe work practices at heights for employees who work on roofs, ladders, scaffolding or other raised surfaces. This includes hazard recognition, fall protection systems and fall arrest forces. This training will include the use of Harnesses and Lanyards, if applicable.
Use vehicle and trailer-mounted elevating and rotating aerial platforms and boom-supported platforms UP.83015.CURR.AWP Aerial Work Platform Training - UNIV Training is required for those that use vehicle and trailer-mounted elevated and rotating aerial platforms, as well as boom-supported platforms, such as bucket trucks and boom lifts.
Use aerial platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base and travels up and down UP.83015.CURR.AWP_SCISSORS Aerial Work Platform - Scissors Lift Training Training is required for those that use aerial platforms such as scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts with a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base, or a lift platform that only travels straight up and down.
Perform welding or cutting UP.83015.ITEM.HWFIP Hot Work Training - EHRS Covers OSHA and Penn practices for Hot Work and the Permit Process.
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Work with overhead hoists UP.83015.CURR.HOISTSAFETY Overhead Hoist Safety Training - EHRS Teaches methods and procedures for the safe operation overhead hoists and cranes.
Work with non-water based paint that requires the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection for Facilities Staff-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.

 

Gene Therapy Animal Care

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Perform repetitive tasks, lift objects over 25 lbs, and push or pull equipment regularly UP.83015.ITEM.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training describes ergonomic risk factors and ways to minimize risk in animal care.
Perform work that requires the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Work in non-ULAR animal care spaces UP.83015.CURR.HS_nonULAR Health & Safety Issues for Laboratory Animal Care Staff (non-ULAR) Training covers hazard communication, hearing conservation, personal protective equipment, emergency procedures and ergonomics for animal care personnel.
Collect and ship infectious waste UP.83015.ITEM.SIBHBPQUP Shipping & Safety Training for Personnel Who Collect & Ship Infectious Waste - EHRS Provides training for those who package and ship infectious waste per DOT shipping requirements. This includes signing and understanding infectious waste manifests. This training also provides an understanding of biological hazards, bloodborne pathogens and applicable personal protective equipment.

 

Housekeeping

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work as a facility housekeeper UP.83015.CURR.HOUSEKEEPING Housekeeping Training-EHRS Introduces housekeepers to emergency procedures, Chemical and biological safety, handling of chemical and infectious waste, personal protective equipment, and ergonomics.
Operate a forklift or battery operated pallet jack UP.83015.CURR.T1FIP Powered Industrial Truck Training Reviews OHSA Standard 1910.178 and includes the safe use and operation of forklift/powered industrial truck. Training required once.
Collect infectious waste from labs in the department or school and package it for pickup, or sign manifests to transfer waste to a vendor UP.83015.CURR.CURRSHIPINFWASTE Shipping & Safety Training for Personnel Who Collect & Ship Infectious Waste Provides training for those who package and ship infectious waste per DOT shipping requirements. This includes signing and understanding infectious waste manifests. This training also provides an understanding of biological hazards, bloodborne pathogens and applicable personal protective equipment. Training required annually.
Collect infectious waste from labs in the Dental School and package it for pickup, or sign manifests to transfer waste to a vendor UP.83015.CURR.BioHousekeep_Den BioHazardous Waste Training for Housekeepers-Dental The training covers OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, sharps management, proper waste disposal of infectious waste and general biological safety awareness when working with or around potentially infectious material.

 

ISC LSP

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Enter research or teaching laboratories UP.83015.CURR.HAZCOM_LABS Hazard Communication and Safety Awareness for Individuals Who Enter Laboratories-EHRS Training reviews laboratory and chemical hazards, controls, and emergency response.
Install cabling in facilites UP.83015.CURR.AA6UP Asbestos Awareness Training for ISC Staff-UNIV Reviews asbestos awareness for employees who may encounter asbestos containing materials in their work environment.

 

Mail Services

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For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Lift greater than 25 lbs and/ or make frequent or awkward lifts, push and pull UP.83015.CURR.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training reviews risk factors for lifting, pushing, and pulling, and ways to reduce your risk of injury during manual material handling.

 

Parking and Transportation

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Operate a forklift or battery operated pallet jack UP.83015.CURR.T1FIP Forklift Training (Powered Industrial Trucks) - EHRS Reviews OHSA Standard 1910.178 and includes the safe use and operation of forklift/powered industrial truck.
Work with hazardous chemicals such as flammable liquids, toxic materials and corrosives in a non-research space UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Wear personal protective equipment UP.83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Training for Non-laboratory Staff This in-person training will cover personal protective equipment selection, use, and maintenance.
Are exposed to high noise levels, such as compressors UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCON Hearing Conservation Training-EHRS Training describes how sound affects hearing, ways to control noise exposure, and the audiometric testing program.
Lift greater than 25 lbs and/ or make frequent or awkward lifts, push and pull UP.83015.CURR.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training reviews risk factors for lifting, pushing, and pulling, and ways to reduce your risk of injury during manual material handling

 

Penn Children's Center

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with hazardous chemicals such as flammable liquids, toxic materials and corrosives in a non-research space UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Provide first aid or respond to human blood or body fluid events UP.83015.CURR.BPYUP Bloodborne Pathogens for Childcare Center Employees - EHRS Discussion of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and how it applies in a daycare setting. Covers infection control in the daycare, including work practice controls such as washing hands and disinfecting areas where children play.
Lift greater than 25 lbs and/ or make frequent or awkward lifts, push and pull UP.83015.CURR.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training reviews risk factors for lifting, pushing, and pulling, and ways to reduce your risk of injury.

 

Public Safety

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Are exposed to high noise environments, incluing firing range or building alarms UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCONPS Hearing Conservation For Public Safety-EHRS Provides an understanding of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard as well as discusses the potential hazards encountered in First Response, including any chemical, biological, or radiological hazards.
Enter research laboratories and shop spaces on campus UP.83015.CURR.PENNPOLICE Hazard Communication/First Responders for UPPD Hearing conservation training for Penn Police and Fire and Emergency Services. Training reviews possible noise exposures, health effects, ways to protect your hearing.

 

Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with pool chemicals UP.83015.CURR.HCPSPIP Hazard Communication for Pesticide Applicators on Penn's Main Campus-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Provide medical treatment, give first aid, or manipulate human blood or body fluids UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP2 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety at Penn Curriculum-EHRS This course summarizes the hazards of working with blood, blood products or other potentially infectious materials. Training includes discussion of hazards, methods of exposure control, and spill response.
Wear personal protective equipment UP.83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Training for Non-laboratory Staff Training reviews types of personal protective equipment and the use and maintenance of equipment.
Use aerial platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base and travels up and down. (Scissor Lift) UP.83015.CURR.AWP_SCISSORS Aerial Work Platform - Scissors Lift Training Training is required for those that use aerial platforms such as scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts with a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base, or a lift platform that only travels straight up and down.
Collect and ship infectious waste UP.83015.ITEM.SIBHBPQUP Shipping & Safety Training for Personnel Who Collect & Ship Infectious Waste - EHRS Provides training for those who package and ship infectious waste per DOT shipping requirements. This includes signing and understanding infectious waste manifests. This training also provides an understanding of biological hazards, bloodborne pathogens and applicable personal protective equipment.

 

Research laboratory or teaching laboratory

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Who perform work with chemicals and/or biological materials in laboratory research [PSOM, SDM, SVM, SON, SAS- Biology, Psychology, Anthropology, SEAS Bioengineering] UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn-EHRS This course delivers introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in Penn research laboratories. Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. After completion of this course, learners will have a general awareness of lab hazards that is suitable for entering laboratories and conducting constantly-supervised lab work. Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety Part 2 will be automatically assigned. Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory.
Who perform work with chemicals in physical science laboratories (Physics, Astronomy, SEAS, MEAM) UP.83015.CURR.CURRLABPHYSICAL Physical Science Laboratory Safety This course delivers introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in Penn physical science research laboratories (SAS, SEAS). Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. After completion of this course, learners will have a general awareness of lab hazards that is suitable for entering laboratories and conducting constantly-supervised lab work. Part 2 will be automatically assigned. Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory.
Who perform work in the Department of Chemistry laboratories UP.83015.CURR.CURRCHEMISTRY Chemistry Department Safety Training Curriculum-EHRS This curriculum provides introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in a Chemistry laboratory. Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory.
Handle chemical and infectious waste  UP.83015.CURR.WMLUW Management of Laboratory Waste Online training course reviews chemical and infectious waste generation and proper procedures for collecting and disposing of waste in Penn laboratories.
First year students who may work or enter research laboratories as a student or intern in the School of Veterinary Medicine

UP.83015.CURR.LBLIV

Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn-SVM Students

Introduction to Laboratory and Biological Safety at Penn for SVM Students
Use chemical products, such as disinfectants or cleaning chemicals, per manufacturer intended purposes and amounts, extent, duration,and frequency, commensurate with consumer use.  (This course is not required for those working in chemical or biological research laboratories.) UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS

OSHA-required training which reviews chemical hazards and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.

Work with human source materials such as primary human cells, tissues, blood, body fluids, or other bloodborne pathogens UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP2 Bloodborne Pathogens Safety at Penn Curriculum-EHRS This course summarizes the hazards of working with blood, blood products or other potentially infectious materials. Training includes discussion of hazards, methods of exposure control, and spill response.
Use, introduce, or manipulate recombinant or synthetic DNA or RNA; or use or modify genes, plasmids, viral vectors, or non-specific targeting molecules for delivery of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid into cells or living organisms, for example, to make transgenic animals UP.83015.CURR.RDNA Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Guidelines-EHRS To comply with the NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research this University of Pennsylvania training program was designed to familiarize researchers with the NIH Guidelines. This training program is meant to enhance awareness about the Guidelines and provide information regarding the roles, responsibilities, safeguards and procedures for various personnel involved with rDNA research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Work in a Biosafety Level 3 facility UP.83015.CURR.CURRLBLIP2 Biosafety Level 3 Training - EHRS Required per the BSL-3 Code of Practice. Addresses specifics about entering-exiting the facility, removal of items from the facility, shipping and receiving SOPs, use of RAM and hazardous chemicals, spill response, use of laboratory safety equipment, PPE selection and use, waste handling and emergency response protocols for the facility.
Apply pesticides in a lab, greenhouse, growth chamber, garden or other environment UP.83015.ITEM.HCPSPIP Hazard Communication for Pesticide Applicators on Penn's Main Campus-EHRS Training reviews the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, emergency procedures, procedures for safe use and storage of pesticides, and requirements of the Pennsylvania Pesticide Control Act of 1973.
Work with Class 3B or 4 lasers, except those embedded in a Class 1 system, such as a confocal microscope or flow cytomete, (unless the laboratory may open the Class 1 system for alignment or maintenance) UP.83015.CURR.LSLIP Laser Safety Training-EHRS Training reviews the use of class 3B and 4 lasers under the ANSI Z136.1 standard for safe use. Describes laser registration, specific hazards, and methods of control.
Work inside a biological safety cabinet UP.83015.CURR.BCLIW Biosafety Cabinet Operation Provides instruction on the proper use of Biosafety Cabinets/Tissue Culture Hoods in laboratories.
Complete shipping documents, sign shipping documents, mark and label a package, and/or package hazardous or dangerous goods for shipment to a site outside the University. Hazardous or dangerous goods include dry ice, infectios waste, animal and human specimens, microbiological agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi), genetically modified organisms and biological materials that are considered infectious. DNA alone is not considered infectious material.  UP.83015.CURR.SILIP Shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods for Laboratory Staff-EHRS Training will cover proper handling, labeling and shipping of hazardous and dangerous goods, which include biological materials, animal and human specimens, microbiological agents (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi), genetically modified organisms and biological materials that are considered infectious, dry ice, and chemicals in small quantities. DNA alone is not considered infectious material.
Perform work that requires the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety-EHRS Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Work with overhead hoists UP.83015.CURR.HOISTSAFETY Overhead Hoist Safety Training - EHRS Teaches methods and procedures for the safe operation overhead hoists and cranes.
Build custom electrical equipment or modify electrical equipment.  UP.83015.ITEM.ELECCUSTOMEQUIP Labortory Electrical Safety Custom Equipment-EHRS Reviews requirements for approval of custom equipment and modifications to equipment involving electrical components.
School of Design

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Who perform work with chemicals in conservation or preservation laboratories UP.83015.CURR.CURRLABPHYSICAL Physical Science Laboratory Safety This course delivers introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in Penn physical science research laboratories. Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory. After completion of this course, learners will have a general awareness of lab hazards that is suitable for entering laboratories and conducting constantly-supervised lab work. Part 2 will be automatically assigned. Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory.
Handle chemical and infectious waste UP.83015.CURR.WMLUW Management of Laboratory Waste Online training course reviews chemical and infectious waste generation and proper procedures for collecting and disposing of waste in Penn laboratories.
Are Historic Preservation Interns UP.83015.CURR.HAZCOM_HIST_PRES Hazard Communication and Safety Awareness for Historic Preservation Interns-EHRS Hazard Communication and Safety Awareness for Historic Preservation Interns reviews work hazards and hazard controls, including appropriate personal protective equipment.
Handle chemicals such as paints, solvents, ceramic materials, photographic materials, or manage staff that does and do not work in laboratories UP.83015.CURR.HCDIW Hazard Communication for School of Design Students and Staff- EHRS Online training course that explains the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and hazards encountered when working with chemical outside of a laboratory atmosphere.
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Perform work that requires the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Wear personal protective equipment UP.83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Training for Non-laboratory Staff Reviews the necessary personal protective equipment, use, and maintenance.
Perform welding or cutting or torch soldering? UP.83015.ITEM.HWFIP Hot Work Training - EHRS Covers OSHA and Penn practices for Hot Work and the Permit Process.
Are exposed to high noise levels, such as compressors UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCON Hearing Conservation Training-EHRS Training describes how sound affects hearing, noise monitoring, ways to control noise exposure and audiometric testing.
Will be climbing ladders for access to materials stored in lofts or elsewhere. UP.83015.ITEM.LAFIP Ladder Safety - EHRS Provides instruction on safe use and inspection of ladders in the workplace.
General electrical safety. Use of cords, plugs, etc. UP.83015.ITEM.E1FIP General Electrical Safety Overview. Provides a basic knowledge for working safely around electrical systems. Personal Protective Equipment used for electrical safety will also be covered in this training.

 

Shops and Maker Spaces

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Wear personal protective equipment UP.83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Training for Non-laboratory Staff
Reviews the necessary personal protective equipment, use, and maintenance.
Work around energized equipment or use extension cords and power strips. UP.83015.CURR.E1FIP Electrical Safety Awareness Training for Facilities Staff-EHRS Provides a basic knowledge for working safely around electrical systems. Personal Protective Equipment used for electrical safety will also be covered in this training.
Service or maintain equipment with hazardous energy sources, including electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, gravitational or chemical
UP.83015.CURR.L2FIP Lockout-Tagout Training for Authorized Staff-EHRS Provides an overview of the OSHA Lockout-Tagout Standard and ensures staff properly follow procedures for lockout-tagout of equipment/machinery during maintenance.
Work with hazardous chemicals UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Perform welding or cutting UP.83015.ITEM.HWFIP Hot Work Training - EHRS Covers OSHA and Penn practices for Hot Work and the Permit Process. Training required once.
Perform welding or cutting UP83015.CURR.WSFIP Welding Safety Covers hazard communication and required hazard identification, mitigation and personal protective equipment.
Work with overhead hoists UP.83015.CURR.HOISTSAFETY Overhead Hoist Safety Training - EHRS Teaches methods and procedures for the safe operation overhead hoists and cranes.
Perform repetitive tasks, lift objects over 25 lbs, and push or pull equipment regularly UP.83015.ITEM.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training describes ergonomic risk factors and ways to minimize risk.
Are exposed to high noise levels, such as noise in vivarium cage wash or from equipment such as table saws UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCON Hearing Conservation Training-EHRS EHRS assesses noise exposure and determines if enrollment in the Hearing Conservation Program is necessary. Training reviews the University's Hearing Conservation Program, including noise control, hearing protection and audiometric testing.

 

Theatre

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work with hazardous chemicals such as paints and cleaners UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Access roofs or any location that may present an unprotected fall hazard or four feet or more UP.83015.CURR.FAFIP Fall Protection Awareness Training - EHRS Provides an overview of safe work practices at heights for employees who work on roofs, ladders, scaffolding or other raised surfaces. This includes hazard recognition, fall protection systems and fall arrest forces. This training will include the use of Harnesses and Lanyards, if applicable.
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Use fall protection or ladder safety systems. UP.83015.CURR.AUTHORFALL Fall Protection-Authorized Person Training-EHRS Reviews fall protection for authorized users which includes components of a fall protection system and rescue.
Perform load in and load out or lift and move materials greater than 25 pounds UP83015.CURR.ERGOBACK Materials Handling Training reviews risk factors for lifting, pushing, and pulling, and ways to reduce your risk of injury during manual material handling
Use any type of personal protective equipment UP83015.CURR.PPE_Non_Lab PPE Reviews the Personal Protective Equipment Assessment and or Job Safety Analysis Forms (specific form shall be referenced) and provides information on use and maintenance of PPE.
Use ladders UP.83015.CURR.LAFIP Ladder Safety Provides instruction on safe use and inspection of ladders in the workplace.
Construct or use scaffolding UP83015.CURR.SCFIP Scaffold Competent Person Reviews Scaffolding systems and terms used in general industry and construction and explains the role of the Competent Person. This qualifies the person to oversee scaffolding erection/dismantlement, fall protection erection/dismantlement, training of individuals involved in these activities and to determine safety in adverse weather conditions.

 

ULAR

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Are exposed to high noise levels, such as cage washers, loud animals or equipment such as power washers UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCON Hearing Conservation Training-EHRS Training describes how sound affects hearing, ways to control noise exposure and audiometric testing. This is part of new and annual in-person EHRS training.
Work in vivarium UP.83015.ITEM.UPDATEVIVARIUM Annual safety update for vivarium staff-EHRS Review of health and safety topics for work in vivarium, including hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment, ergonomics, and hearing conservation.
Staff who do not attend annual safety training but work with or around chemicals (cleaners) UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Perform repetitive tasks, lift objects over 25 lbs, and push or pull equipment regularly UP.83015.ITEM.ERGOBACK Protecting your Back Training describes ergonomic risk factors and ways to minimize risk in animal care.
Perform work that requires the use of a respirator such as quarantine or dental UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Collect and ship infectious waste UP.83015.ITEM.SIBHBPQUP Shipping & Safety Training for Personnel Who Collect & Ship Infectious Waste - EHRS Provides training for those who package and ship infectious waste per DOT shipping requirements. This includes signing and understanding infectious waste manifests. This training also provides an understanding of biological hazards, bloodborne pathogens and applicable personal protective equipment.
Ship hazardous or infectious materials from laboratories UP.83015.ITEM.SILIP Shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods for Laboratory Staff - EHRS Discussion of the Dangerous Goods regulations with focus on the Division 6.2 Infectious Substances. Definitions, classifications, proper shipping name and UN numbers, marking and packing, and documentation are discussed for the correct shipping of infectious substances, biological substances, biological products, patient specimens, and genetically modified organisms.

 

University Museum

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Use aerial platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base and travels up and down UP.83015.CURR.AWP_SCISSORS Aerial Work Platform - Scissors Lift Training Training is required for those that use aerial platforms such as scissor lifts and vertical mast lifts with a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base, or a lift platform that only travels straight up and down.
Work on ladders, scaffolding, staging, access roofs or any location that may present an unprotected fall hazard or four feet or more UP.83015.CURR.FAFIP Fall Protection Awareness Training - EHRS Provides an overview of safe work practices at heights for employees who work on roofs, ladders, scaffolding or other raised surfaces. This includes hazard recognition, fall protection systems and fall arrest forces. This training will include the use of Harnesses and Lanyards, if applicable.
Operate a forklift or battery operated pallet jack UP.83015.CURR.T1FIP Forklift Training (Powered Industrial Trucks) - EHRS Reviews OHSA Standard 1910.178 and includes the safe use and operation of forklift/powered industrial truck.
Work with hazardous chemicals such as flammable liquids, toxic materials and corrosives in non-laboratory UP.83015.CURR.HCBPEGAAZUP Hazard Communication and Safety Training for Museum Staff (Facilities/Security/Housekeeping)-EHRS Introduces museum staff to emergency information, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, asbestos awareness, personal protective equipment, and ergonomics.
Who perform work with chemicals in conservation or preservation laboratories UP.83015.CURR.CURRLABPHYSICAL Physical Science Laboratory Safety
This course delivers introductory laboratory safety information for faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars working in Penn physical science research laboratories.  Topics include general lab safety policies, emergency procedures for labs, and an overview of biological, chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory.  After completion of this course, learners will have a general awareness of lab hazards that is suitable for entering laboratories and conducting constantly-supervised lab work.  Part 2 will be automatically assigned.   Part 2 reviews risk assessment in laboratories and is needed before working independently in the laboratory. 
Handle chemical and infectious waste UP.83015.CURR.WMLUW Management of Laboratory Waste Online training course reviews chemical and infectious waste generation and proper procedures for collecting and disposing of waste in Penn laboratories.
Work with overhead hoists UP.83015.CURR.HOISTSAFETY Overhead Hoist Safety Training - EHRS Teaches methods and procedures for the safe operation overhead hoists and cranes.
Work with hand tools, saws and other power tools or shop machinery UP.83015.CURR.SHOPSAFETY Shop Safety-EHRS Training provides an overview of how to safety operate power tools and how to work safely in a shop setting.
Perform chemical work on large artifacts that can't fit in a fume hood and may require the use of a respirator UP.83015.CURR.RESPIRATOR Respiratory Protection Training-EHRS EHRS will evaluate the need for respiratory protection. After faculty and staff receive medical clearance at Occupational Medicine, fit testing will be scheduled at EHRS and employee will receive training on the use and maintenance of chosen respirators. Fit-testing and training are required annually. Students are cleared, fit-tested and trained at Student Wellness.
Work with chemicals such as paint and cleaners not in a laboratory UP.83015.CURR.HCNIW Hazard Communication Training-EHRS OSHA-required training which reviews types of chemicals, hazards, and ways to control exposures. Training includes how to read chemical labels and understand safety data sheets.
Perform welding or cutting or torch soldering UP.83015.ITEM.HWFIP Hot Work Training - EHRS Covers OSHA and Penn practices for Hot Work and the Permit Process.
Lift or move materials weighing more than 25 lbs UP.83015.ITEM.MATERIALHANDLING   Provides review of lifting, pushing and pulling hazards and ways to reduce risk of injury.
Are exposed to high noise environments, incluing firing range or building alarms UP.83015.CURR.HEARINGCONPS Hearing Conservation For Public Safety-EHRS Reviews the University's Hearing Conservation Program, including noise control, hearing protection and audiometric testing. Please note EHRS may wish to conduct noise exposure monitoring to determine noise exposure and the need to be enrolled in the Hearing Conservation Program.
       

 

VA

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Are working in a PSOM or biorengineering research laboratory See main campus research and teaching lab training requirements    

 

Wistar

 

For faculty, staff or students who... Please assign Course Title Course Description
Work in research labs Assign Wistar safety training.    

 

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