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Working Safely with Animals
Occupational Health and Safety in the Care & Use of Research Animals
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| Bite / Scratch Kit Location | General Safety Guidelines |


Blood & Body Substance Exposure (NeedleStick) Hotline 353-7842
Employee Health Services 885-7580
Health Services 476-1281
Biological Safety Officer 476-2097
LARC Veterinary Staff (On-Call Veterinarian) 502-8687
Emergencies (UCPD) 9-911

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Parnassus Campus - Moffitt Hospital Go To Emergency Room
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) / Mission Center Building (MCB) SFGH Trauma Center/ Emergency Room
Mount Zion / Laurel Heights Mount Zion Emergency Room
Other Sites Nearest Emergency Center

Always ask the Physician to call the Veterinarian On Call

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  • Only work with animals for which you have adequate training in safe handling techniques.
  • Read and follow all safety signs and instructions in all animal areas.
  • Use appropriate protective clothing (masks or respirators, gloves, gowns, shoe covers, eyes protection, etc.) when working with animals.
  • Remove gloves and wash hands before leaving animal area.
  • Make sure you have read and understood potential health and safety hazards presented by the study.
  • Limit use of animals to authorized locations only.
  • Do not leave empty cages, water bottles, bedding, etc., in public hallways.
  • Use designated carts placed for such items.
  • Use appropriate transport carts/cages for moving animals.
  • Contain operations that generate hazardous aerosols in approved biological safety cabinets or other ventilated enclosures. This includes use of gaseous anesthetic agents.
  • Follow all appropriate biological, chemical, and radiation safety requirements at all times.
  • Promptly decontaminate work surface after spills of viable materials and when procedures are completed.
  • Take extreme care when using a needle and syringe for inoculating research animals or when using sharps during necropsy procedures.
  • Keep hands away from mouth, nose, and eyes