Safety Related Documents
[updated 27 February 2017]
- Risk Assessment Screening Questionnaire DOC
- Health History Questionnaire
- Having safe fun with herps!
- General disaster plan applying to the lab animal facilities (version 20 January 2015)
- Managing anesthetic gases an article from ALN magazine (posted 16 June 2010)
- Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th edition. BMBL is produced by the CDC's Office of Health and Safety and the NIH to provide national guidelines to promote the safety and health of workers in biological and medical laboratories.
- Guideline on the use of MS-222 (tricaine methane sulfonate) including its adoption as a reagent grade anesthetic agent (approved 6 May 2015)
- Tamoxifen safety data sheet (posted 9 February 2016)
All individuals at Cal Poly Pomona who have contact with, or are in close proximity to University animals are required to complete and submit the risk assessment screening questionnaire on-line. For those unable to use the electronic form, a paper form can be submitted.
For questions on Biosafety and hazardous (chemical or infectious) agents or radiation use for protocols, please contact the Environmental Health and Safety office at 909.869.4697. Additional forms may need to be completed for the Institutional Biosafety Committee for certain types of research.
- electronic eRASQ (risk assessment screening questionnaire) (preferred method)
- Risk Assessment Screening Questionnaire ("paper" version, MS Word document; for those unable to use eRASQ; submit to EH&S)
- Health History Questionnaire ("paper" version; MS Word document; used in conjunction with both the paper RASQ and eRASQ)
Please read each question and assess your perceived exposure to animals. A yes answer to question #1 or #2 on the Risk Assessment Screening Questionnaire (RASQ) means you will be required to submit a Health History Questionnaire (HHQ). After completion of the Health History Questionnaire an appointment must be made with the University’s Occupational Health Physician, Dr. De Stefano. Call the Student Health Center at 909-869-4000 and make an appointment to see the Occupational Health Doctor to turn in an “Animal Handler Questionnaire.” Please schedule and complete the appointment as soon as possible. No animal work will be allowed until this process is complete.
- "Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) for the use of wild mammals in Research" RS Sikes and the ASM ACUC, published 2016
- U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
- Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research (second edition revised by Herpetological Animal Care and Use Committee [HACC] of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists [ASIH]) (PDF)
- The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching is a publication of the Federation of Animal Science Societies (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is available (as a PDF) for download from FASS or by clicking the link here.
- Links to topics on the OLAW website, including ethics, organizations, government documents, publications, and other resources.
- 2013 Edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals
- Oversight of Research Involving Wildlife webinar; broadcast on March 20, 2014; posted on the OLAW website; wildlife biologist Robert Sikes presents suggestions and a sample IACUC protocol form to facilitate IACUC review of research involving wildlife.
- What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals. From the ILAR Journal, Volume 54(3). In this article, OLAW reviews expectations and requirements for investigators when using animals in research. Here you will learn about investigator responsibilities starting from the early stages of project planning, to applying for funding and post-award.
- Experimental Design and Statistics: From the ILAR Journal, Volume 55(3). The review articles in this issue discuss current methods of animal research to address what can be done to improve the quality of animal experiments, choice of animal model, and the systematic review and meta-analysis of animal experiments.