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Occupational Health and Safety Program

All CWU personnel (faculty, staff, and students) named in an IACUC protocol are required to enroll in CWU’s Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP). This entails completing a Vertebrate Animal Contact Medical Form and Medical Questionnaire. To enroll in the OHSP, please select and complete the form below that is most closely related to your status in animal research:

  • New Research Form - if you are needing to obtain medical clearance for a new animal research project please complete this form. Also, this form is to be re-submitted at any time there is a change to your health status and/or animal exposure(s) in your research.
  • Annual Renewal Form – if you have obtained prior medical clearance for an existing animal research project please complete this form. Medical clearance is required to be renewed on an annual basis if you continue animal research beyond one year.

Forms are to be hand delivered to Kerri Larson at the clinic - located on the corner of 11th Avenue and Poplar Street - or mailed to the medical clinic:

CWU Medical Clinic                                               
Attn: OHSP - Kerri Larson              
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7585

The forms will be reviewed by the medical clinic's OHSP medical professionals, who may request further information (i.e. basic medical tests or a physical). In addition, the OHSP professionals may request follow-up actions, such as vaccinations for those working with potentially infectious animals. Those planning international travel and research are advised to enroll in this program well in advance of their anticipated travel dates.

Medical clearance from the OHSP must be completed before any new IACUC protocols will be approved.

If you have any questions regarding the Occupational Health and Safety Program please call the CWU Medical Clinic at 509-963-1881.

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