From: "Rogers, Janet" <ROGERS**At_Symbol_Here**EDINBORO.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Service Dogs in Teaching Labs
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:56:02 +0000
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We put the dog in an office near the lab and put a baby gate in the office doorway.  The person with the service dog felt that the dog was close enough to hear her if she had difficulty, and this worked for 4 semesters.  If students need assistance manipulating items due to dexterity or vision issues, we hire lab assistants to help the student out during lab.

Janet Rogers, Ph.D.


Chemistry Department

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

230 Scotland Road

Edinboro, PA  16444


phone: 814.732.1539

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] on behalf of Kohler, Christopher E [cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:52 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Service Dogs in Teaching Labs

Greetings all,


Has anybody had students in labs with service dogs?


If so, have they made any special accommodations or instructions?


Off the top of our heads we have come up with:


=B7         Position the dog behind you or under the bench rather that at the side if possible.

=B7         If leashes are necessary or required, use a joggers leash for hands free capability.







Christopher E. Kohler, MS, LPG, CCHO

Laboratory Safety Manager, EHS

Laboratory Safety Instructor, ACS

Adjunct Faculty, SPEA


Environmental Health and Safety

1514 E Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5454



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