Thomas Jefferson University

EHS Training

Biological & Laboratory Safety

Thomas Jefferson University has developed a safety program that ensures a safe workplace, acknowledges the possibilities of accidents, and realizes the loss prevention benefits of safety management. The laboratory safety program includes requirements and recommendations related to the staff, equipment, operation, and maintenance of all activities and facilities.The program is designed to produce a safe working environment and to eliminate or reduce hazards to employees, students, patients, visitors, and the environment.

Any person who works in a laboratory must receive training. This training is required every two years.

Register for Training
Go to MyJeffHub to search for Jefferson Laboratory Safety Instructor Led Training.

Hazard Communication Program

Every employee working with or potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals will receive annual training on the Hazardous Communication Program available on myJeffHub. Departments are responsible for ensuring that employees are trained on the specific chemicals present in their workplace and provide additional training whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work areas.

Jefferson Written Hazardous Communication Program (secure intranet PDF)

Life Safety

Fire Extinguishers

Thomas Jefferson Hospital and University buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers should a fire emergency occur.  Employees, students, and visitors are not expected to utilize the extinguisher to fight fires due to the possibilities of harming themselves.  However, if you are properly trained, a fire extinguisher can be used to clear a safe path to an exit or “shoot your way out” of a building if you are trapped. Every employee receives annual fire safety training through MyJeffHub.

Schedule and Contact:
For more information regarding fire safety, contact Bob Zane, the University Fire Marshal, at (215) 503-6260.

Occupational Health & Safety

Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.  May people who work in poorly designed workstations and bad work habits may experience pain or discomfort in the back, neck, hands and wrists.  Headaches and eyestrain may also occur.  The program provides consultation and training on video display terminals, workstation design, noise and lighting problems, and the safe use of equipment. ErgoSmart program information is also provided to make a workstation comfortable and safe.

Schedule and Contact:
Training sessions are scheduled upon request.  Please contact Cherry Moragne at (215) 503- 4711.

Respiratory Protection

All hospital and university employees who are required to use respirators must receive training and be fit-tested annually.  This program is designed to reduce employee exposure to chemical substances by using respirators.  The program also focuses on the necessary y medical and training requirements that must be implemented prior to respirator use.  All trainees will be fit-tested at this training session.

Schedule and Contact:
Most departments are regularly scheduled for annual training.  For a special session or new respirator user, please contact Cherry Moragne at (215) 503-4711.