Animal Worker Training

All students, faculty and staff who conduct Princeton University-sponsored animal research are required to complete Animal Worker Health and Safety Training and visit Employee Health to enroll in the medical surveillance program for animal workers. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval for your research  is contingent upon completion of training and enrollment in the medical surveillance program.

Access the Animal Worker Health and Safety Training under Biological Safety on the Environmental Health and Safety e-learning page at

After you have completed the training, you must be medically cleared to conduct animal research or enter animal facilities.  

If  you are new to the University and have not previously conducted  animal research, speak with your laboratory manager, who will send you an invitation to complete your initial health history for review by Occupational Health Services.
For those researchers who are already in the Animal User Medical Surveillance program and need to complete interim medical surveillance, email Environmental Health and Safety at [email protected] and request access to the interim medical clearance history form.


Meagan Fitzpatrick
Biosafety Officer