Laboratory Animal Use

All laboratory animal work at the University of Maryland must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). All work involving the use of infectious agents or non-human primates also must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The University has put into effect a Laboratory Animal Occupational Health and Safety Program‌, which is designed to protect the health of personnel and laboratory animals. Part of this program involves the completion of a medical questionnaire: Laboratory Animal Exposure Risk Assessment Form. If you are not already a registered user, you will need to register and log in to MyEHS before accessing the form.

The University also has developed a written Animal Worker Safety Program. This document covers the safety programs that the University has in place to protect employees who work with research animals.

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