Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 18:25:28 +0000
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From: "Kohler, Christopher E" <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**INDIANA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Chemical Safety and Lab Animals
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We are working this out a s we speak. Very timely question.

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From a chemical hygiene s tandpoint I want the researchers, in their animal use protocols, to provide hazard info and/or LD50 info for all chemicals used in protocols to assess the chemical handling requirements for those chemicals under the lab standard.

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If the fall into OSHAs &# 8220;particularly hazardous substances” (carcinogens, reproductive to xins, or acutely toxic chemicals) then they should be handled in a containm ent (if decanted) or a closed system (syringe or gavage).

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We also look for complian ce with the use of controlled substances at that time and any issues for wa ste handling of bedding or animal carcasses for the animal care personnel.

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Christopher E. Kohler

Certified Chemical Hygiene Of ficer

Laboratory Safety Manager

Indiana University

Office of Environmental, Heal th, and Safety Management

1514 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-6311

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Johnson, Amy Carr
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:21 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Safety and Lab Animals


I am trying to get information from peer institutions about how they manage worker safety in regard to exposure to c hemicals administered to lab animals.  Does anyone have any expertise in this issue?

Thank you-

Amy Johnson

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