The goal of the Occupational Health & Safety program (OHS) at Virginia Tech is to ensure that all persons who have contact with animals are made aware of the potential hazards of working with animals, and of procedures and equipment that can be used to reduce their risk of exposure to specific hazards.

In order to be permitted to use vertebrate animals in teaching and research here at Virginia Tech, one must comply with a variety of federal laws, regulations, and policies. Many of those regulations and guidelines require the establishment of an occupational health and safety program such as this for individuals who work with animals or come in contact with their tissues or wastes.

Before beginning work with any new animal species and/or additional zoonotic organisms, you should revisit this website and view the applicable fact sheets for the new animal species or zoonotic agents that you will be working with so that you to maintain a high level of Occupational Safety awareness.

For your own protection you are advised to discuss any of your additional health and safety questions and concerns with your supervisor, your research laboratory or facility manager, EHSS or the IACUC Office.

Please log in, if applicable, and review this website to complete this training requirement. You will be required to revisit and review this site every three years as part of the VT IACUC mandatory animal user training.

Announcing a new, VT user-accessible, online IACUC training status feature on our IACUC Protocol Management website!

Please go to https://secure.research.vt.edu/iacuc_mgt to view your training records and the training status of all persons on any IACUC protocol with which you are associated to ensure that your training is complete.

This information applies to all individuals who are not Virginia Tech personnel or a student.

Please read the following privacy statement and then log in below.

Training Instructions

  1. If you do not have a VT PID please register here as Guest user before taking training. Your new registered Guest ID should be used as your username/identifier when completing training requirements.
  2. To complete this Training, log in and browse website to learn about your potential OHS hazards. There is no quiz, however you will be required to click a button certifying you have reviewed the material presented.

This information applies to students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students) who are not Virginia Tech employees, and who are only exposed to animals in their course work.

Please read the following privacy statement and then log in below

Training Instructions

To complete this Training, log in and browse website to learn about your potential OHS hazards. There is no quiz, however you will be required to click a button certifying you have reviewed the material presented.

This information applies to all individuals (faculty, staff, and graduate students) that use animals in teaching and research.

Please read the following privacy statement and then log in below.

Training Instructions

To complete this Training, log in and browse website to learn about your potential OHS hazards. There is no quiz, however you will be required to click a button certifying you have reviewed the material presented.