This course focuses on four types of hazards that workers in animal
research settings commonly encounter: noise, ergonomic, animal
allergens, and anesthetic gases. The course presents a brief overview of
each of these hazards and describes control strategies to maximize
worker safety. This knowledge will help animal research laboratory
managers identify and control for these hazards in order to ensure a
safe working environment for animal research workers.


After completing this course learners will be able to:

  • Recognize potential hazards faced by researchers and workers in animal research facilities.
  • Describe exposures related to noise, ergonomics, animal allergens and the use of anesthesia at various stages in the animal research cycle.
  • Identify best practices for eliminating or minimizing exposure and injury to researchers and workers throughout the animal research cycle.


For questions regarding course registration, materials, and content, please email cwestern@umn.edu or call 612-626-7306.

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Section Title
Best Management Practices for Animal Research Worker Safety
Online, self paced
Aug 09, 2017 to Aug 09, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
No Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2017
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2017
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