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Animal Bite Reporting

According to IACUC procedure, animal bites are to be reported immediately to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Environment, Health & Safety Office and the appropriate PI and or supervisor.

The procedure is as follows:

1) Control bleeding

2) Cleanse wound

3) Bandage

4) Report Bite, or incident (other than a bite), within 24 hours of incident by using the form on the      Environmental Health and Safety
5) If necessary, procure medical follow up

  •   Student workers should go to the Student Health Center
  •   Staff/Faculty should go to a panel physician approved by Worker's Compensation

Read the Environment, Health & Safety Office procedure on Injuries and Illnesses from Animal Bites, Scratches, and Other Exposures (pdf).