The SASP gives a quick look at:
- PI and emergency contact information
- Characteristics of the agent and symptoms of exposure
- Minimum PPE required to handle the agent*
- Required procedures, equipment, and disposal for working with these animals
* Best practices and DLAR husbandry SOPs may require additional PPE
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Information can be found on the EH&S website at: ehs.uky.edu ! Here are the steps researchers will take:
- After final approval of IACUC protocol, the researcher will receive SASP(s) for any hazardous agent determined to present a risk to husbandry personnel or other staff who may be handling animals administered the agent and/or their respective cages.
- Before work with the agent begins, the researcher, in consultation with DLAR, submits a Hazardous Agent Service Request and attaches the SASPs to the request. The request form may be accessed at:https://www.research.uky.edu/uploads/dlar-hazardous-agent-use-request-2-pgs-pdf-0
The researcher places a completed orange Hazardous Agent Awareness Cage Card on each cage with animals administered agent(s) referenced on SASP(s).
Blank cards are located in rooms and in the DLAR office.
Hazardous Agent Service Request form number associated with animal(s) must be listed on the card. This is most important in order for anyone to quickly look up pertinent information to the animal(s).
When use of hazardous agent and period of potential heath hazard has ended, the researcher simply removes orange Hazardous Agent Awareness Cage Card from animal cage and removes Service Request and SASP(s) from Service Book.
Adherence to these procedures helps keep everyone informed and safe!
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