How Can I Protect Myself?
Gloves, masks and a laboratory coat (or other dedicated protective
clothing such as a scrub suit) should be worn when working with dogs. In
some cases protective eye wear is also indicated. Do not eat, drink, or
apply cosmetics while working in an animal use area, and always wash
you hands after handling dogs. Remember that unfixed tissues, body
fluids, and other materials derived from dogs may also pose a risk.
EH&S at 723-0448 for any concerns or questions you have about
working with dogs or any vertebrate animal and occupational risks.
Help with training personnel in specific work practices to
minimize risk can be obtained by contacting the Veterinary Service
All personnel working with dogs are eligible to enroll in the
Laboratory Animal Occupational Health Program (LAOHP). Contact
EH&S at 723-0448 for additional information.