Animal Research

NIU Occupational Health Program

To meet the animal care and use requirements of the 8th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the terms of NIU's assurance with the Public Health Service, we have implemented upgrades to NIU's Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Workers.  

 The Animal Care and Use Protocols will be categorized into low, medium, or high hazard levels. These tiers will help minimize cost and research burden. The participants in medium and high hazard protocols will be asked to submit a health assessment to Kishwaukee Corporate Health for evaluation (confidentiality needs require use of an outside evaluator). The cost of these evaluations will be borne by the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships. We anticipate rapid turn-around on these evaluations. If you have questions regarding this program, please call Michele Crase at 815-753-9251.

 Additional information about this program can be found in the attached documents:

Occupational Health Program

IACUC Risk Assessment Form

IACUC Health Questionnaire Form

Accident Incident Report Form