Occupational Health & Safety

Program Description:

The UAA Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) applies only to individuals working within UAA animal facilities who are involved in the direct care of vertebrate animals and their living quarters, and those individuals who have direct contact with animals (live or dead), their viable tissues, body fluids or wastes.

Researchers who meet this criteria must complete a Hazard Evaluation Form prior to starting their work and resubmit annually. You will be notified if you fall within a risk category that requires completion of a Medical Questionnaire Form and whether a pre-assignment medical examination will be needed.

OHSP Forms

Download the necessary form and follow all instructions:

1) Hazard Evaluation Form
The Hazard Evaluation form must be completed on your computer and submitted via e-mail. Please see the update below about who to send the Hazard Evaluation Form to for review.

2) Medical Questionnaire
The Medical Questionnaire is a confidential document that is only to be shared with the Contract Health Care Provider and only retained in your medical files at his or her office.

Risk Categories

UAA uses three risk categories to guide decisions about personnel safety, medical review, and approval.

Who approves the OHSP forms?

Please send all completed OHSP forms to Dan Allen, the IACUC Coordinator, attention IACUC OHSP Enrollment. He coordinates with UAA's Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support.

Working in the remote field?

You should be aware of University Policies and Safety Issues. The University of Alaska Remote Travel Safety Guide is now available on the web. An additional publication to accompany this guide, Remote Travel Planning & Resource Guide. All employees that travel to remote locations should have access to these document.

Working with Hazardous Chemicals?

Researchers who work with hazardous chemicals should be aware of UAA's Policies and Programs. Please see the Chemical Hygiene Officer for more information.