Disinfectants in animal areas

cleaning supply icons: spray bottle and cans and hand pump bottle with sparkles aboveDo you work with animals listed on a biological safety protocol?

Each facility is responsible for providing disinfectants that will prevent the transmission of animal pathogens; however these chemicals are unlikely to be approved for disinfection of biohazards.

It is very important that investigators use the biosafety protocol-approved disinfectant if they inoculate animals in vivarium space.

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of laboratory personnel to be informed of approved disinfectants and to bring these disinfectants with them into the vivarium for use after procedures involving biohazardous materials (i.e., disinfecting BSCs).If you are already using the disinfectant approved in your biosafety protocol when you are doing inoculations in vivarium space, wonderful work!

Please review your SOPs to ensure that they include bringing approved disinfectant with you for all procedures involving biohazards in the vivarium.

For inquiries or assistance, contact biosafety at biosafety@fpm.wisc.edu or 608-263-2037. We’re here to help!

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