Audience: The program is tailored to IACUC staff, IACUC members, IOs, veterinarians, investigators, compliance personnel, animal care staff and others involved in animal programs.
Speakers: Eileen Morgan, NIH OLAW, and Ted Myatt, Sc.D., University of Rhode Island
Topic: The requirement of a robust research-focused occupational health program can be a challenge for institutions of all sizes. In this webinar, Ted Myatt will talk about strategies to gain support of senior leadership, build a team, develop a sustainable program, and implement continual improvement processes to ensure that your program complies with the requirements described in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards. Eileen Morgan will give OLAW’s perspective on essential components of an effective occupational health and safety program.
Clarification on Frequency of IACUC Meetings: The Guide states that "The committee must meet as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities..." However, OLAW strongly recommends that IACUCs meet at least once every six months in order to effectively carry out their functions and ensure compliance with the PHS Policy.