Occupational safety for veterinarians
Mitigate the risks of veterinary occupational hazards - including hazardous substances and exposure to chemicals. Learn about workplace hazard…
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 …
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 Facility Occupational Risks for Pregnant Workers
Although scientific data concerning the reproductive health effects of many occupational exposures is limited,
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.
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.
Hurt at work
People working in the veterinary services profession were the second most likely to have nonfatal work-related injuries in 2016,
Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
Suicide trend in the profession stretches back decades
Although the past few years have seen greater awareness of mental health issues and the incidence of suicide within the U.S. veterinary profession,
Phosphine Product Precautions
In April 2010, the Michigan Department of Community Health1 notified the AVMA of two situations where veterinary personnel were affected during the…
Allergic to work
Some veterinary professionals start their careers already allergic to animals, while others become allergic to their patients after entering the…