The following link provided us with guidance around this issue:
It's not particularly regulatory (in fact, it references the need to establish SOPs around service animals). However, this issue has come up in the K-12 world. It applies to both students and teachers. Two items that came up in discussion that are not addressed in this presentation:
1) Service dogs are generally closer to the ground than humans. This means that items falling off a counter will tend to create more of a hazard to the animal than to the humans.
2) This discussion must also extend to public presentations that may involve demonstration of chemical procedures (a frequent occurrence in the K-12 world).
Some food for thought.
Edward J. McGrath
Supervisor of Science
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805
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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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