When caring too much is an occupational hazard
Compassion fatigue is responsible for the loss of some of the most brilliant, caring people in the veterinary profession,
Occupational safety alert available
A prepublication copy of an alert from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is available.
Occupational safety and health
AVMA will continue to maintain an active dialog with OSHA regarding veterinary compliance with OSHA practices, maintain a good understanding of OSHA …
Workplace Hazard Communications
Veterinarians and their staff routinely work with hazardous substances. Make sure your practice is compliant with workplace hazard communications…
Hazard communication plans require updating
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its hazard communication requirements for all employers—
FDA approves generic doramectin topical solution for cattle
The Food and Drug Administration has approved DectoGard, the first generic doramectin topical solution for treatment and control of parasites in…
Veterinary facility occupational risks for pregnant workers
Although scientific data concerning the reproductive health effects of many occupational exposures is limited,
Guidelines for addressing hazards in the workplace
It is incumbent on the veterinarian who is an employer to inform all employees or volunteers regarding the job hazards.
Veterinary hazardous waste disposal training and compliance
Training is a key factor in ensuring that your practice stays informed of current regulations and properly disposes of waste generated
Federal regulation of waste disposal
Because of the varied nature of the products that require disposal in veterinary practices, more than one federal agency is involved in regulating the…
Federal Regulation of Waste Disposal
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OSHA gives guidance for protecting against avian influenza
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released guidance about the hazards of
Once a vet tech, now AAHA president
The American Animal Hospital Association marked a milestone when Dr. Michael P. Andrews assumed the association's presidency
Resource helps manage MSDS library
The AVMA has produced a flowchart to help veterinary practices manage their library of material safety data sheets for
CVTEA accreditation policies and procedures
Appendix I – Accreditation standards and guidelines for interpretation - Last update to this section: August 2022
Drug and chemical disposal
It is important for practices to know how to properly dispose of each item in their chemical inventory.
SDS 101 – Reading and Using Safety Data Sheets
Evaluating Safety Data Sheets for relevant information is not as complicated for a veterinarfian as it may seem.
State-based Waste Disposal Resources
State-based Waste Disposal ResourcesDefinitionsFederal RegulationState RegulationAVMA ResourcesClinical ResourcesWaste is regulated at the federal…
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titers for the veterinary team
Rabies exposure is an occupational hazard for veterinarians and our teams. Pre-exposure rabies vaccines provide additional protection but don't…
AAHA releases guidelines for working, assistance, therapy dogs
The American Animal Hospital Association has released the first comprehensive consensus report on veterinary recommendations for working, assistance,…
Veterinary waste disposal FAQs and quick reference resources
Additional Veterinary Waste Disposal Resources
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment may be needed by veterinarians when working with patients, certain medications, laboratory specimens and substances.
Hurt at work
People working in the veterinary services profession were the second most likely to have nonfatal work-related injuries in 2016,
NIOSH gives safety guide for flooded farms
Floodwaters on and around farms can sicken people with pathogens and chemical contaminants, and they can hide physical dangers.
NIOSH to help improve drug safety in veterinary clinics
Veterinary clinic employees have higher exposure to chemotherapy drugs than counterparts in human medicine because of not taking proper precautions.