Of course you can establish expectations for service animals in lab - for their safety and for the safety of others. There are limits on what you can and can't
ask of a person with a disability who is requesting accommodation. But that doesn't mean you can't have a conversation with that person about how best to accommodate them so they and their dog are both safe and successful.
Here's a link to our guideline for accommodating students with disabilities:
https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/sites/g/files/dgvnsk196/files/files/page/needs-assessment.pdf At the end of this document, are our expectations and requirements for service animals. This guideline has been reviewed and vetted all every which-way so I'm
fairly confident it can pass regulatory muster.
Here's a link to the campus policy on service animals on campus:
Hope this helps - I'm certain others will chime in!
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Councilor and Programming Co-Chair
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU]
On Behalf Of Edward Miller
Sent: Monday, February 5, 2018 7:09 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Service Dogs in Laboratories
Does anyone have info on or references to who has the ability to mandate safety precautions for animals and students near the animal in lab? Our ADA office is saying we cannot place any restrictions on them in the lab. I know there are
rules that mandate broad access for service animals but it seems like those trained in safety should be making the final decisions on this. Any ideas would help.
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