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Physical Injury

Physical injuries can occur through accidents in any workplace and the animal facility or research laboratory is no exception. Physical injuries are commonly the result of improper techniques in lifting.

Physical injuries inflicted directly by animals are most likely to be serious when using larger animals- non-human primates, for instance. Everyone should make sure they are properly trained in the handling of any animal they are required to handle during the course of their work at the Health Center. Please refer to information on animal bites if you receive any bite from any animal at the Health Center. For information on bites from nonhuman primates, please read Non-Human Primate Specific Occupational Health and Safety Risks.