The purpose of this Occupational Health and Safety Program (OH&SP) is to provide health and safety information related to use and care of laboratory animals and to minimize risks of occupational injury and illness by controlling or eliminating hazards in the workplace. The program is designed to protect personnel exposed to animals as well as the animals used. This program is intended to comply with OSHA regulations and NIH requirements to establish an occupational health and safety program for personnel with animal contact. The ETSU program follows the recommendations published by the NIH and by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources in: " Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals." (National Research Council, Nat. Academy Press, Washington, DC 1997, ISBN 0-309-05299-8).