Environmental Health and Safety

If you work with laboratory chemicals, potentially infectious materials, or radioactive materials, the following courses may be required. Check with your supervisor, principal investigator, or division/department chair, or contact Environmental Health and Safety for training dates and locations or call 412-624-9505.

Chemical Hygiene Plan:  Lab Safetype Training 

Who Should Attend :  University employees working with chemicals in laboratory or research settings

This training is required every three years for all Pitt faculty, staff, and student employees (full or part-time) working with any chemical in a laboratory or research facility.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

Who Should Attend :  University employees with exposure to any potentially infectious material during an assigned duty

This training is required annually for all Pitt faculty, staff, and student employees (full or part-time) working with or exposed to human patients or research subjects, human blood, human body fluids, human cells, or all other types of potentially infectious materials or agents.

Radiation Safety and Radioactive Material

This training is required for all Pitt faculty, staff, and student employees (full or part-time) working with radioactive materials or equipment that produces ionizing radiation. Training is available for isotope research safety, analytical X-rays, and clinical use of radiation sources, as well as fluoroscopy certification for physicians. 

Contact the Radiation Safety Office for training dates, location, and registration details at: 412-624-2728.

Shipping Infectious Substances or Biological Materials

Who Should Attend :  University employees preparing or shipping infectious substances, specimens, or biological materials or any shipment that uses dry ice

This training is required every two years for Pitt faculty, staff, and student employees (full or part-time) involved in the preparation, packaging, or shipment of infectious substances, biological materials, human/animal specimens, genetically modified micro-organisms, or any shipment involving the application or use of dry ice.