Animal Use Safety

Overview

Enrollment in the Medical Surveillance Program is mandatory for all animal users.  This program is used to identify and to enroll animal users in preventive medicine programs and to provide occupational health information related to the use and care of animals at Wright State University.

Training

EHS Training (Pilot)

Training is required for the following personnel:

  • workers who work directly with animals and
  • workers who enter the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LAR) for short periods of time with no direct animal contact.

LAR Training

On campus training is offered by Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR). This training is required for anyone proposing to use or otherwise handle laboratory animals. Contact Debra Hager in LAR at (937) 775-2792 for additional information.

CITI Training

In cases where intiation of animal use is critical and the on campus training cannot be scheduled in a timely manner, WSU is pleased to offer on-line lab animal welfare training that can be a stop-gap until the on campus training is completed. This training is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). At the log-in page, either click on "New Users - Register Here" or, if you're already registered, enter your username and password. The succeeding forms to be filled out are fairly self-explanatory.

CITI training is also available for LACUC members.

Additional Information

Visit Research and Sponsored Programs for more detailed information on the use of animals for research on campus.

Hazards Associated With The Use Of Laboratory Animals (PDF)

Policy for Animal User Occupational Health and Medical Surveillance (PDF)

View Animal Biosafety Training Videos by the American Biological Safety Association.