The Animal Workers Medical Surveillance Program (AWMSP) is an occupational health program for all employees, students and volunteers of the university who are exposed to live animals or animal waste while performing their job duties. The program is administered by the Industrial Hygienist in the Environmental Health and Safety office.
Before participating in an animal based teaching or research project, all above mentioned individuals must complete, sign, and submit the following:
- Consent for Medical Evaluation — hard copy or email
- Medical Documentation (kept confidential) — hard copy only
How to submit
- Hard copy — Campus mail stop 3010 or by hand to Morrill Hall Room 114
- Email — IACUC@uidaho.edu (email@example.com)
For further assistance contact the Office of Research Assurances, 208-885-6162.
The following materials are provided for your education and are not a substitute for consultation with your physician.
Zoonotic Disease Links
A zoonotic disease is a disease of animals that can be transmitted to and cause disease in humans. Animals may or may not show any clinical signs of the disease.
- UC Davis Risk Analysis Tools - a quick way to learn about common occupationally related diseases associated with animals
- National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
- World Health Organization Database of Zoonotic Diseases
- Preventing Hantavirus Disease - CDC