Chapter Ten. Hygiene in the Laboratory Animal Facility. ALAT Presentations Study Tips. If viewing this in PowerPoint, use the icon to run the show (bottom left of screen). Mac users go to “Slide Show > View Show” in menu bar
Hygiene in the Laboratory Animal Facility
acceptable public health standard
aesthetically pleasing & clean
because of sensitivity to heat,
moisture or high pressure.
is inexpensive & available.
place of sanitization.
chemicals can cause
reactions hazardous to
animals & people.
type of animals being fed & type of diet.
facility must be trapped.
areas should be strictly controlled.
offer protection against slipping as well
as from dropped equipment injuries.
quarantine & isolation areas.
environment outside facility
medical history & vaccinations are part of program,
agents that can be transmitted
from animals humans.
run a higher risk of exposure to TB.
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories. HHS Publication No. (CDC) 93-8395. 3rd. Edition US Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1993.
Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals. National Research Council. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1997.