Environmental Health & Safety

University of Colorado Boulder


Occupational Health & Safety Training for Animal Researchers Overview

Occupational Health & Safety Training for Animal Researchers

Overview: The federal Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) requires all institutions conducting animal research to provide occupational health and safety support for all of its animal researchers and staff. The Occupational Health & Safety Program at CU Boulder is designed primarily to detect and prevent animal-related health hazards and injuries associated with animal research-related activities. The requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Program are based on the guidelines in the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  These requirements include training on the following subjects: personal hygiene, laboratory animal allergies, zoonotic disease, physical, biological, and chemical hazards, and field safety.  This 45 minute in-person training will satisfy that requirement and provide researchers with the opportunity have questions about the animal program at CU Boulder answered.


During COVID19: Please contact Cher Masini (Cher.Masini@colorado.edu) directly to schedule training!