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Training Requirements for the Animal Resources Program (ARP)

Safety training for the Animal Resources Program begins at the WFUHS New Employee Orientation where individuals are given a basic overview of health and safety by members of Environmental Health and Safety. Further training consists of completion of the walk-around worksite checklist and recurrent training provided by EH&S.

Environmental Health and Safety’s Walk-Around Worksite Checklist for the ARP Work Environment

This checklist should be completed your first day on the job.  The checklist serves as a tool for basic safety information specific to your environment and location.  It includes specific emergency information such as emergency assembly points, infection control, animal handling and contact, and other occupational health considerations.

Herpes B Virus (PeopleSoft Online)

This online training module is designed for all individuals who reasonably anticipate contact withmacaques, or macaque blood, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials (i.e. unfixed tissue) and any individuals who work directly with macaques and/or handle macaque tissues (i.e. blood, cerebrospinal fluid, fresh or frozen tissue) in a wet laboratory. This training identifies the risk of the Herpes B virus, how to prevent exposure, what to do in the event of an exposure, as well as where to find additional information. An online update will be given every January.

Additional online training is provided through the Animal Resources Program via Laboratory Animal Training Association (LATA) modules at the following link:  To get the username and password, contact Beverly Greenwood at 716-3407.


Last Updated: 08-05-2016
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