The ACUC Animal Protocol requires the identification and review of hazards that may be present when working with live animals. This animal protocol can be accessed via ARROW after you sign in using your Wisc Net ID. Within the animal protocol, the “Occupational Health” section is where various hazards are addressed. Below are the selections available as possible hazards and what qualifies as those hazards.
Biological Hazards – Zoonotic agents. Human or animal pathogens. Biological toxins. Human cells. Recombinant materials. Prions.
Always refer to your Biological Safety Protocol for details of filling out this section. Click here for animal research guidance documents for commonly used biological hazards.
Chemical Hazards – Carcinogens. Potential reproductive hazards. Irritants. Flammables. Highly reactive. Corrosives. Click here for animal research guidance documents for commonly used chemical hazards.
Physical Hazards – UV light. Magnetic fields. Noise. Electric shock. Temperature.
Radiation and/or radioactive materials – Please note: radioactive materials administered to animals require a permit – Form 99A. Administration of radionuclides. Does NOT include animals that are only being irradiated via the Irradiation Core Services or X-Rays.
Wildlife hazards – Addresses hazards of fieldwork with wildlife.
Other hazards – Zoonotic agents (ex. Herpes B in non-human primates). BSL1 agents that do not require a biosafety protocol. Farm work safety precautions. Other hazards not previously addressed.