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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.
Veterinary practice settings and other facilities that handle animals have a unique set of occupational health and safety issues.
Source: WA Department L&I
Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs for Veterinary Healthcare Workers: 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.
Veterinary Safety and Health
This NIOSH website offers recommendations for Veterinary Employers including hazard prevention, controls, worker training and more.
Work-Related Asthma among Laboratory Animal Workers
TThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has estimated that 33% of animal handlers develop allergy symptoms.
Source: MASS Dept. Public Health
Asthma in the Workplace: Animal Health Prevention Fact Shee
This fact sheet is provided by IRSST and addresses heath risks and prevention practices related to working with animals.