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Safety While Using Animals

[updated 23 February 2017]
lab mousewhite lab ratThis web page is meant to provide an overview of some of the safety concerns associated with animals, in particular laboratory animals. This applies to both direct work and peripheral contact whether one is teaching, testing, researching, or simply present around animals.  The circumstances may be in places beyond a lab animal facility such as during a field study, in the classroom, in a research lab, pastures and barns, repairing equipment used with animals, maintenance or housekeeping, etc. The ACUC and EH&S at Cal Poly Pomona want you to be safe and protected in such situations. 
Presented here are highlights.  More information is available from campus resources in the office of EH&S, the ACUC in the Office of Research, the University veterinarian, and personnel at the Building 92 animal facility.  Provide suggestions for improvements, additions, and clarifications to us.


This passage from the ILAR Guide reminds us of the importance to be safe with animals and to have an occupational health program in place at the institution.

This passage highlights several important notes about working with animals at CPP.

This passage is a vocabulary list to introduce users new to animal to several safety phrases.


Proper Treatment of Laboratory Animals