TABLE 7-4Checklist for Safe Work Practices

Program Elements
     Hazardous areas are clearly posted with signage.
     Nonhuman-primate areas have access restricted to essential personnel.
     SOPs are in place to identify essential personnel, and integrate appropriate safety practices in routine work practices.
     SOPs in place for infection control and decontamination of work surfaces.
     SOPs in place for personnel hygiene, including eating, drinking, smoking, applying cosmetics, appropriate work clothing, and personal protective equipment.
     SOPs in place for appropriate handling and disposal of hazardous materials (e.g., urine, feces, carcasses, animal tissues, veterinary supplies).
     SOPs in place for transport of animals within the facility and into and out of the facility.
     SOPs in place for safe restraint of nonhuman primates.
     Adequate personnel available for tasks requiring restraint and handling of awake nonhuman primates.
     SOPs in place for cage cleaning to minimize potential hazards to personnel.
     Needle-less technology used when possible. Proper receptacles used for disposal of sharps.
     SOPs in place for appropriate personal protective equipment for specific tasks.
     Primate housing should be consistent with biosafety standards specified in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (CDC-NIH 1999).
     SOPs in place for work practices that are appropriate to the nonhuman-primate species being used.
     SOPs in place for behavioral training of nonhuman primates for routine procedures and experimental manipulations.
     SOPs for wound management.

From: 7, Risk Management: The Principles Underlying the Design and Implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Plan

Cover of Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates
Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2003.
Copyright © 2003, National Academy of Sciences.

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