The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has announced dates for two in-person training topics for the 2023 calendar year.
For people who work with or have potential exposure to human blood, human body fluids or any material potentially infectious to humans, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control training is an annual requirement of the University and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The list of jobs required to complete training ranges from biomedical researchers to plumbers and custodians.
Chemical hygiene training is required by the University for anyone working with or handling laboratory chemicals, and is mandatory once every three years. Formaldehyde Awareness training for all lab personnel handling this potential carcinogen will be provided upon request following any chemical hygiene training session.
This training schedule is also available at www.ehs.pitt.edu. Each of the training sessions will be at 8:30 a.m. in Benedum Hall, Room 102. Online training remains available for those unable to participate in person.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control
Jan. 10, with instructor Susan Slagel
Feb. 7, with instructor Heather Peffer
March 7, with instructor Matt Stefanovski
April 4, with instructor Melanie Pfeifer
May 2, with instructor Amy Simcik
June 6, with instructor Stefanie Coburn
July 11, with instructor Joseph Marini
Aug. 1, with instructor Lexxy Meadows
Sept. 5, with instructor Susan Slagel
Oct. 3, with instructor Heather Peffer
Nov. 7, with instructor Matt Stefanovski
Dec. 5, with instructor Melanie Pfeifer
Chemical Hygiene Training (instructors TBD)
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