Occupational Health & Safety
Individuals with Animal Exposure

Program Requirements

The Occupational Health & Safety Program for Individuals with Animal Exposure Program, operated by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), with support from the IUPUI Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Vice President for Research, the Laboratory Animal Resource Center, and IUPUI Health Services, is designed to protect university staff, students, the public, and laboratory animals.

To enroll in the program, all personnel listed on a research protocol who meet the requirements indicated above will be required to:

1.) Complete the on-line Animal Care and Use Risk Assessment;
2.) Complete the on-line Medical Questionnaire;
3.) Complete all required training as determined by the job hazard analysis/risk assessment.
Visit Within the School of Medicine – Lab Animal Research course, make sure and select “Laboratory Animal Allergens” to take the training to add this module to the courses you need to take.

Failure to enroll and/or provide updates may result in suspension of the employee’s ability to work on an animal protocol or in an animal facility.

Further details regarding the program can be found at

Periodic Updates

All users enrolled in the program are required to review and update on a periodic basis of every 3 years their risk assessment and medical questionnaire. Employees enrolled in the program will receive an email notification and instructions when it is time to complete their periodic review.

E-mail with questions or concerns regarding the program requirements.