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 instruction dates and locations or call 412-624-9505.
CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN: LAB SAFETY 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 MATERIALS
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 or call 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.