Environmental Health and Safety announces important training dates for 2023

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)

Jan. 17

Feb. 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 18

Aug. 8

Sept. 12

Oct. 10

Nov. 14

Dec. 12

Questions can be sent to safety@pitt.edu.