There are biological, physical, chemical risks involved in animal work: Working with Animals Quick Glance

The Animal Exposure Surveillance Program exists to ensure and promote healthy and safe work practices in animal handling environments such as research, teaching, and service.

This Program serves all employees in contact with animals or animal tissues; to determine their likelihood of occupational induced or laboratory acquired animal allergies or illnesses.

How You Can Participate

  1. Risk Assessment: To determine your Occupational Health and surveillance needs, complete an Occupational Health Risk Assessment
  2. Medical Surveillance: Based on your risks, you may be asked to complete a confidential medical questionnaire to establish health baseline, and to monitor for the need for vaccinations or medical evaluation (which may include medical exams, pulmonary function test, allergy tests and possibly blood tests as applicable).

1. Diseases and Resources Listed by Animal Species

2. Occupational Health

3. Animal Allergy/Exposure Surveillance