Veterinary

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Oct 26, 2018
Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/17/657823225/survey-finds-widespread-moral-distress-among-veterinarians

This article by National Public Radio reports about a new study on veterinarians and mental health that say vet school should include more training on how to cope with the moral distress vets face when asked by pet owners to do things that are against their medical judgment.

Source: NPR

Jan 26, 2017
Veterinary Hazards

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Topics/AtoZ/HazardsVeterinary/default.asp

Veterinary practice settings and other facilities that handle animals have a unique set of occupational health and safety issues.

Source: WA Department L&I

Jan 26, 2017
Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs for Veterinary Healthcare Workers: 2010-150

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2010-150/

Veterinary healthcare employees working where hazardous drugs are handled may face health risks. NIOSH recommends establishing a program to provide appropriate protective measures for veterinary healthcare workers exposed to hazardous drugs.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 26, 2017
Veterinary Safety and Health

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/veterinary/hazard.html

This NIOSH website offers recommendations for Veterinary Employers including hazard prevention, controls, worker training and more.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2012
Work-Related Asthma among Laboratory Animal Workers

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/occupational-health/sensor-lung-disease-bulletins/jan2011.pdf

TThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has estimated that 33% of animal handlers develop allergy symptoms.

Source: MASS Dept. Public Health

Jun 01, 2008
Asthma in the Workplace: Animal Health Prevention Fact Shee

http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RF-536.pdf

This fact sheet is provided by IRSST and addresses heath risks and prevention practices related to working with animals.

Source: IRSST