Additional Training

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Training and Medical Surveillance

The purpose of the Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP) is to provide:

  • Relevant occupational health and safety information related to use and care of animals
  • Occupationally indicated immunizations
  • Clinical evaluation and treatment for individuals with animal related injuries or illnesses

The IACUC requires that individuals listed on protocols complete the training and medical surveillance requirements of the Environmental Health and Safety Department, including enrollment in the University’s medical surveillance program for animal users (known as the Animal Exposure Surveillance Program) and the completion of training sessions that are dependent on the hazards involved with each particular study.

For questions regarding Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) training requirements, contact EHS at 412-624-9505 or

American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Learning Library

The Learning Library offers a variety of courses which emphasize the appropriate handling, care and use of animals in research. Courses include a wide range of topics encompassing many points of interest. A few course titles include: "Anesthesia, Analgesia and Surgery", "Compliance and IACUC Training" as well as many species-specific training courses. Feel free to visit the Learning Library website to explore all the options available.

Principal Investigators and their laboratory staff members interested in receiving an account on our roster are encouraged to contact the IACUC learning library group coordinator. Once the account is assigned, your laboratory group will be able to access the learning library.