Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals (1997)

This book, an implementation handbook and companion to the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, identifies principles for building an [animal] program and discusses the accountability of institutional leaders, managers, and employees for a program's success. It provides a detailed description of risks -- physical and chemical hazards, allergens and zoonoses, and hazards from experiments -- which will serve as a continuing reference for the laboratory.

The book offers specific recommendations for controlling risk through administrative procedures, facility design, engineering controls, and periodic evaluations. This volume focuses on the worker, with detailed discussions of work practices, the use of personal protective gear, and the development of an emergency response plan.