Access, Security, and Occupational Health
Access to Department of Comparative Medicine Animal Facilities
Access is restricted to personnel who have a demonstrated need to be in the facility, are enrolled in the OHSU Occupational Health and Safety Program, are listed as participants on an approved Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee animal protocol and who have undergone appropriate training.
The following steps must be completed prior to gaining access to the facilities:
2. You must be enrolled in the OHSU Occupational Health and Safety Program. Please complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire.
3. Complete the Comparative Medicine Access Questionnaire.
4. Complete the OHSU Access & ID Request Form and/or key request form and have them signed by your department manager.
5. Some areas may require additional training before access will be granted. Contact the Department of Comparative Medicine for more information.
6. Bring the completed forms in 1-4 above to the Department of Comparative Medicine offices located in the Biomedical Research Building B110 for final signatures.
Follow OHSU Public Safety Instructions for Access & ID Card Request Procedure.
All persons entering the animal facilities are required to have a visible OHSU Photo Identification badge per OHSU policy No. 07-09-001.
You must also follow the OHSU Department of Public Safety's Identification Card/Access Card Guidelines which include never loaning your badge to another person and never allowing someone to "tailgate" into the animal facility.
Suspicious persons or activities should be reported to Public Safety 4-4444.
Photography of any kind is strictly prohibited without the written permission of DCM Management.
Occupational Health and Safety
All OHSU staff members, visitors*, and volunteers must be included in the Occupational Health and Safety program. Everyone must complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire before entering the animal area. Allergies to laboratory animals affect more than 30 percent of animal users. The use of face masks, gloves, and clean laboratory clothing, as well as frequent hand washing and avoiding direct animal contact, are the best methods to prevent such allergic responses. Persons entering animal housing rooms or working with animals must comply with the OHSU IACUC Policy on Requirements for Protective Clothing and Identification While Working on the Marquam Hill Campus.
Laboratory animal users must inform Comparative Medicine management about incidents of cuts, punctures, and animal bites, especially those that involve non-human primates.
*All visitors must register at the DCM office in the Biomedical Research Building, Room B110