Laboratory Safety & Compliance

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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Research Hazards Awareness


This is a mandatory course for individuals working with laboratory animals or frequenting an area where laboratory animals are are used. This course provides details on Oakland University’s Occupational Health Program for Animal Handlers. Trainees will be provided a general overview of the potential hazards encountered when working with lab animals including zoonoses and  animal allergy. This course also provides a comprehensive review of Oakland University’s Medical Surveillance program for animal allergy management.



The Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) requires that all Animal Handers participate in an Occupational Health and Safety program for animal handler safety which includes an allergy prevention program. Oakland University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requires completion of this training for protocol approval and for access to certain animal areas.