Training for Lab Animal Users

Date Adopted: September 7, 2005

Last Review Date: October 30, 2017

 

I.  Protocol

A.  All laboratory animal users and PIs are required prior to beginning work on an
     approved Animal Use Protocol (AUP) to,

1.  Complete user-specific training module(s) on the CITI training web page
     (http://www.citiprogram.org) determined by the animal species included on the
     AUP under which they are working and procedures being performed (update
     online training every 3 years)
2.  Participate in OH&S Risk Assessment (update every 3 years or more often if health
     status changes)
3.  Attend one-on-one training with a LAR staff member for safe and proper use and
     exit of LAR facilities and for any relevant work-related OH&S training (one-time
     training or as needed)
4.  Attend didactic laboratory animal user training at earliest possible opportunity
     (attend once each year)

B.  Individual Griz card access to the animal areas will be granted once online
     training, risk assessment, and one-on-one training are completed.  Didactic
     training must be completed at the earliest possible opportunity for Griz card
     access to be maintained.

C.  Mandatory update of training:

1.  Didactic training update every year
2.  Online species-specific training update every 3 years
3.  OH&S risk assessment update every 3 years (or more often if health status
     changes)