Avoid eating, drinking, smoking, handling contact lenses,
applying cosmetics, or taking or applying medicine.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
Avoid using sharps whenever possible. Be extremely careful when using a needle and syringe or when using sharps during necropsy (autopsy) procedures. Never remove, recap, bend, break, or clip used needles from disposable syringes. Use safe needles whenever possible.
Never use your mouth to pipette liquids; only use mechanical pipetting devices.
Keep doors to rooms holding research animals closed.
Perform procedures carefully to reduce the possibility of
creating splashes or aerosols.
Restrict operations that generate hazardous aerosols to
biological safety cabinets or other ventilated enclosures, such as animal bedding dump stations.
Clean up all spills immediately.
Promptly decontaminate work surfaces when procedures are completed and after surfaces are soiled by spills of animal material or waste.
Properly dispose of animal waste and bedding.
Remove gloves and wash your hands after handling
animals or animal tissues and before leaving areas where animals are kept.
Report all incidents and equipment malfunctions to your