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—
Veterinary facility occupational risks for pregnant workers
Creating a safe work environment for all employees, including those who may be pregnant, can be facilitated by awareness of risks and adoption of…
Guidelines for addressing hazards in the workplace
It is incumbent on veterinary employers to inform all team members about job hazards that may affect their health.
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
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…
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
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titers for the veterinary team
Rabies exposure is an occupational hazard for veterinary professionals, and preventive measures are necessary to protect veterinary teams.
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
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…
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, behind nursing and…
GHLIT addresses female veterinarians' reproductive health
The steady climb in the number of female veterinarians has generated increased awareness of the unique health issues confronting women in the field of…
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.
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.
AVMA policies relevant to waste disposal
The AVMA has a number of policies regarding disposal of animal waste, carcasses, medical waste, and pharmaceuticals as well as policies encouraging