Introduction to AUHSP
Cornell University has an Animal Users Health and Safety Program (AUHSP). The AUHSP evaluates the human-health risks associated with direct and indirect contact with animals used in research, testing, and teaching at Cornell. The objective of the AUHSP is to ensure that health risks for every individual are managed to an acceptable level. The AUHSP is predicated on the assessment of risk.
Responsibility for the AUHSP is shared by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA), Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), Cornell Health, and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).
The AUHSP Coordinating Committee, comprised of the directors from the four administrative units and the Chair of the IACUC, is responsible for establishing institutional occupational health and safety policy and procedures for animal users and other individuals having direct or indirect contact with animals used in research and teaching.
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