Updated Guidelines for Using the PCMD Biomechanics Core
Hello, all PCMD Biomechanics Core users!
In light of the recent changes in COVID guidelines announced by the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn School of Medicine, the PCMD Biomechanics Core has accordingly updated its access guidelines:
Guidelines now in effect are:
- Masks are mandatory while using PCMD Biomechanics Core equipment
- Bay signups (for e.g. 365B) are no longer required. All trained users will now sign up directly on the calendar associated with the piece of equipment you will be using. If you do not have access, it means you are not authorized to use the instrument. Access to equipment calendars requires official training from the core.
- The two person per bay rule is no longer enforced.
- The three-person occupation limit in the mechanical testing room (321) is no longer enforced.
- As before, all PPE requirements remain in force and equipment sanitization is strongly encouraged. Remember, PPE is readily available in the Biomechanics Core supply room 346A. Please reach out to core personnel for guidance, if in doubt.
- All core members and affiliates are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Penn guidelines now require mandatory vaccinations for all current Penn faculty, staff and post-doctoral trainees by August 1st, 2021.
- In-person meetings are allowed (with masks on) and the core personnel are ready and excited to meet with any current and new core members to discuss their project needs and address any other requirements or issues.
- All affiliate PCMD members (non-Penn) can now make full use of core equipment. However, affiliate members have additional requirements that are outlined in the next section.
Additional Requirements for PCMD Affiliate Members
- Mandatory EHRS safety training. Please register here with EHRS. Once registered, you will be directed to an EHRS page for training. Once completed, you will be able to download a training certificate and then forwarded directly to a webform to notify EHRS of completion. You will also receive an email confirmation of your completed training. Please use the information below to help with the registration:
- Principal Investigator/Program Director: Robert Mauck
- Department/Program: Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Biomechanics Core
- Building Location: Stemmler Hall 321
- Lab Supervisor:
- Mandatory enrollment in PennOpen Pass
- Please enroll here.
- You must possess a Green Pass to access core facilities.