IACUC Medical Clearance

The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals requires that “an occupational health program must be part of the overall animal care and use program,” The goal of the occupational health and safety program is to prevent occupational injury and illness by avoiding, controlling or eliminating hazards in the workplace, as well as providing early diagnosis and treatment when necessary.

  • All faculty, staff and students who work with or care for laboratory or wild animals in the course of their employment with Georgia Southern University.
  • All personnel who work in the animal care facilities are required to have pre-employment medical surveillance evaluation.
  • All individuals who are working on an IACUC approved protocol must acquire a medical clearance prior to beginning work with animals.

The extent and level of participation of personnel in the GS program is based on risk assessment provided by trained medical personnel.

Faculty or staff working in direct contact with animals:

  • Complete IACUC training through CITI.
  • Read the Occupational Health Risk Brochure
  • Complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire.
  • Mail the completed questionnaire to the Georgia Southern Health Center at Campus PO Box 8043 or hand deliver to 984 Plant Drive
    • MUST have Eagle ID number
    • Fee will be charged to Office of Research Integrity
    • Or your personal physician (you are responsible for any associated costs)
  • The medical facility will contact you if appointment is required.
  • Return only the last page of the questionnaire to the compliance office at Campus Box 8005 or Suite 3000, Veazey Hall.

Student working on IACUC protocol or in animal care:

  • Complete IACUC training on CITI.
  • Read the Occupational Health Risk Brochure.
  • Complete the Occupational Health Questionnaire.
  • Make appointment through the online portal accessed from your mygeorgiasouthern page (required) and bring your completed questionnaire to Health Services (Fee will be charged to Office of Research Integrity)
    • Or your personal physician (you are responsible for any associated costs).
  • Return only the last page of the questionnaire to the compliance office at Campus Box 8005 or Suite 3000, Veazey Hall.

Health Services:
984 Plant Drive
Campus Mail Box 8043 (Confidential, Please seal in envelope)

Student (class contact only), service workers (physical plant, contract), visitors to the facility, administrative staff-

If you have questions about the Occupational Health Plan and how to access service that are not answered here, or you would just like to speak to someone, contact the Compliance Officer in the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs.

Last updated: 6/20/2017

Office of Research Integrity • PO Box 8005, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5465 • irb@georgiasouthern.edu