From: Frankie Wood-Black <fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**CABLEONE.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Service Dogs in Teaching Labs
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:07:25 -0500
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Yes -- we assessed the laboratory to determine the potential implications based upon how the dog alerts.

I believe that we have an archived discussion about some of the things that can be done.  UC Davis has a very good policy, and there are others out there.

There is also a Chemical Health and Safety Journal Article 

For the chemistry laboratory - what we did was:

1) Talked with the student about how the dog or service animal alerted so we could do a hazard analysis.
2) Reviewed the laboratories to determine if there was a particular hazard with respect to spills/glass hazards/vapors etc.  (For microbiology - we are requiring a laboratory coat, masks, and booties.) 

I can discuss how we did it here.


From: "Christopher E Kohler" <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:52:34 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



Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

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