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     This Packet Describes the Occupational Health Program

    For the University of Notre Dame’s

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and

    Freimann Life Science Center

    For Category A

     You must complete the Category A Medical &

     Occupational History Form and return it

     to the Freimann Life Science Center office

     room 400 or Mail the completed Form to:

     Wipperman Occupational Health Clinic

     For Category B

     You must complete the Category B Certification

     Form and return it to the Freimann Life Science

     Center office room 400

    www.nd.edu/~ndflsc

VAS 7/05

     Occupational Health Program For the University of Notre Dame’s

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and

    Freimann Life Science Center

     Enclosures

     - Program Description

     -Injury Procedures

     -FLSC Safety and Hygiene Policies

     -Medical and Occupational History Form

     -Waiver Form

     -Animal Allergies Summary

     -Zoonotic Diseases Summary

     -Miscellaneous Hazards Summary

     -Blood-Borne Pathogens Guidelines

    Occupational Health Program

    For the University of Notre Dame’s

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and

    Freimann Life Science Center

Background

     A number of hazards are associated with the use of animals and animal tissues/fluids in

    research. To minimize risk associated with these hazards, the University of Notre Dame requires

    that every individual with such exposure be included in the occupational health program

    described in this document. This program is required for all employees or volunteers having

    contact with animals used in research, teaching, or testing, including temporary and part-time

    employees and students listed on animal protocols. It is not required for students participating in

    classroom use of animals in a learning exercise.

Description

     The Occupational Health Program has the following components:

     1. Educational - The information contained in this packet is the basic informational unit of the program. Additional material and instruction may be required for those exposed to special

    hazards, such as toxic chemicals or pathogenic microorganisms.

     2. Health History - Every individual may complete and submit the enclosed Category A-Medical and Occupational History Form now or at any time. This form will be reviewed by an

    occupational health physician who will determine if additional procedures, such as a physical

    examination or precautions, will help protect you from hazards. All individuals falling into

    Category A must complete the Medical and Occupational History Form and return it to

    Freimann Life Science Center room 400 or mail it to:

     Wipperman Occupational Health

     19567 Cleveland Road

     South Bend, IN 46637

    Individuals in Category B must complete either the Category B Certification Form or fill out the

    Category A - Medical and Occupational History Form.

     3. Annual Surveillance Form - Each individual submitting the Medical and

    Occupational History Form will be required to submit an updated form annually to determine if

    significant changes in potential risk have occurred. Once completed, this form should be returned

    to Freimann Life Science Center room 400 or sent to Wipperman Occupational Health at the

    above address.

     If any questions arise regarding this program, you may contact the following FLSC

    personnel: Director (Dr. Mark Suckow) or Associate Director (Kay Stewart) at 1-6085 or

    Technical Services and Training Coordinator (Valerie Schroeder) at 1-6087.

VAS 7/05

    Occupational Health Program

    For the University of Notre Dame’s

    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and

    Freimann Life Science Center

1. Everyone listed on a protocol or requiring access to the animal facility will receive a packet

    that includes basic written information on key occupational health issues, including universal

    precautions, animal allergies, procedures to follow in event of an injury, etc.

2. The packet will include a description of the occupational health program. The program

    includes a Category A Medical & Occupational History Form and a Category B Certification

    Form.

    A. Individuals in Category A must annually submit a completed confidential Medical &

    Occupational History Form to Wipperman Occupational Health Clinic to be reviewed by

    an occupational health physician. Individuals in this Category are those working with live

    or dead whole animals (except those working exclusively with aquatic species) or

    biohazardous agents in conjunction with animals. The reviewing physician will determine

    if any additional testing, exams, precautions or limitations need to be undertaken. The

    physician will send a summary to the Occupational Health Coordinator of FLSC for

    further action.

    B. Individuals in Category B must submit either a Category B Certification Form OR a

    completed confidential Medical & Occupational History Form. Forms submitted to

    Wipperman Occupational Health Clinic will be reviewed by an occupational health

    physician. Individuals in this Category are those working only with aquatic species, with

    freshly harvested tissues or fluids from non-biohazardous animals or requiring non-

    animal contact access to the animal facility. Any individual, who chooses to submit the

    Medical & Occupational History Form, will be required to submit an annual update. The

    Category B Certification Form indicates that individuals may reverse their decision and

    decide at any time to submit an annual Medical & Occupational History Form, simply by

    contacting the FLSC office.

3. Individuals exposed to exceptional hazards (e.g., contact with nonhuman primates, infectious

    experimental pathogens, etc.) will be required to undergo additional training as determined by

    the IACUC. Participation by individuals in such training will be documented. These individuals

    may be required to undergo testing (e.g. TB, rabies titer, etc.) or vaccination against diseases

    such as measles, Hepatitis A or B, rabies, etc. as a condition of animal protocol approval either

    for their safety or the health and well-being of the animals.

4. Periodic opportunities for additional training and education on issues related to occupational

    health for individuals having contact with animals or animal tissues/fluids will be provided. Such

    opportunities may include an annual presentation by an occupational health professional and

    continuing education bulletins circulated to all included personnel. Records of material sent and

    presentations offered will be maintained at the FLSC.

7/05, 1/08 VAS

    What To Do If You Are Injured in RCH

1. Notify your supervisor and the Animal Facility Manager of the RCH

     (1-5044).

2. Minor injuries can be treated at the University Health Services Outpatient

     Clinic (1-7497).

3. Significant injuries or health-related issues can be treated at the St. Joseph

     Medical Center Emergency Room, 801 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend

     (237-7264).

4. If you are inadvertently exposed to hazardous chemicals, biological agents,

     or radioisotopes, call the Risk Management and Safety Office (1-5037) for

     advisement.

    First Aid Kits are located in RCH in rooms 013, 015.

Eyewash Stations are located in RCH in rooms: 021, 023, 025, 028, 031, 032, 029, 027.

Material Safety and Data Sheets can be found at the MSDS - Right to Know Station on the

    wall in the corridor outsi