Principal investigators are responsible for ensuring a safe work place for animal care personnel. These personnel may, in the course of their employment, research or education, be exposed to vertebrate animals in a manner that places them at increased risk of an occupational illness or injury.  Personnel must be informed of any health risks associated with the species with which they will be working and the control measures necessary to minimize those risks. 

All injuries, illnesses, or accidents must be reported as soon as possible.  Incidents involving students must be reported to the professor/supervisor and the Public Safety Office.  Incidents involving employees (including student employees) must be reported to the supervisor and the Office of Human Resources.