Laboratory & Research Guidelines
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CCAC training module on: occupational health and safety
Training modules on occupational safety and health as related to working with experimental animals, provided by the Canadian Council on Animal Care.
Working Safely with Animals: Occupational Health and Safety for Staff with Substantial Contact with mice, rats, hamsters and other rodents
The major health risk to individuals working with rodents is the development of an allergy. Conditioned, colony-born rodents are generally docile, but may occasionally inflict injury such as a bite or scratch. Staff assigned to rodent areas should be trained in handling techniques and protective clothing requirements prior to beginning hands-on work.