Pat makes some excellent points in her reply to you. We also had this situation in the winter quarter. The dog was trained to alert when his person was having a metabolic event. We developed a process and a department guideline on how to manage dogs in lab. We require booties and a lab coat (no joke!) but not goggles (doggles?). Memphis (her service dog) would not have accepted eye coverings. There were some days she didn't need the dog with her in lab but mostly, she needed him with her.
Here's the link to our program: http://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/safety/student_with_disability_guideline-final.pdf I reached out to our Students with Disabilities Center but they really didn't have anything for me. Subsequent to that initial contact (and after I had presented a paper at the ACS SF meeting), I got a call from the Center. I pointed out to her that their website had very little help for me, in a laboratory department, and the campus policy on service animals wasn't quite compliant with ADA regulations. I note they recently updated the policy. :-)
Hope this helps.
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Al Hazari
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Service dogs in labs
Does anyone have any information on/experience with the presence of service dogs in labs?
Dr. Al Hazari
Director of Labs and Lecturer in Chemistry University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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