University of Vermont

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - IACUC

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Occupational Health and Safety Program

  • An occupational health and safety program is a required part of the overall animal care and use program. 

  • The focus is maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.  

  • UVM's Department of Risk Management has contracted with an outside firm to provide occupational health monitoring for all UVM personnel who work with animals.  This firm, Concentra, Inc., is located at 7 Fayette Road, South Burlington, VT 05403, phone, 802-658-5756.    

  • All personnel working with animals are required to complete a baseline risk assessment form prior to working with animals. The form is available on Office of Animal Care Management's web page.

  • As the assessments are received at Concentra, each person’s responses are evaluated by an occupational health physician. Those persons who are designated to be at risk for work-related disease will be contacted by Concentra to make an appointment for a physical examination by Concentra. 

  • Subsequent health reviews are required annually utilizing an annual update form which is available on OACM's web page. If, however, you have health concerns prior to any review you should contact Concentra immediately.

  • The Occupational Health form is filled out and submitted to IACUC on an annual basis starting with the Occupational Health Baseline Form for the first year, then the Occupational Health Annual Form for subsequent years.  These forms may also be obtained through the Office of Animal Care Management.

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