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Considerations When Using Sharps on Rodent Studies

By Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM Associate Veterinarian Yerkes National Primate Research Center Many biomedical and basic science research studies involve the use of rodent animal models. The animals and experimental agents (eg. cell lines, chemicals, biologicals, etc.) involved with these projects often pose a human health and safety risk to the personnel conducting those studies. […]

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Working with Chemicals in Animals

In support of the Chemical Safety program, EHSO and members of the Chemical Safety Committee review chemicals to determine if an agent requires Chemical Safety Approval. Chemicals are evaluated based on the characteristics of the hazardous agent, route of administration, the dose, the length of the study, and the animal species used. If you plan […]

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Laboratory Animal Allergies

Laboratory animal allergies (LAA) are significant occupational hazards for researchers and staff that work with laboratory animals. Most workers that develop LAA will do so within one to three years of first exposure, and symptoms usually begin with sneezing and a runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, and/or rashes.1 Rats and mice are the most common causes […]

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AAALAC International Site Visit at Emory University

The Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International will conduct an accreditation site visit at Emory University. The site visit is scheduled for February 19-21, 2014.  Laboratories will be site visited, particularly those where surgery and other experimental procedures are performed on animals. AAALAC International was founded in 1966 and […]

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Volunteers and Minors in the Lab

How does EHSO define “volunteers”? A volunteer is defined as an individual who offers a service or contributes knowledge and skills the University without expectation of compensation.  Volunteers are individuals 18 years or older that are not enrolled in Emory University or Oxford College in a degree seeking program or individuals that are not employed […]

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