||This workshop will explore and characterize aspects of the complex scientific, ethical, and occupational health issues associated with human-animal interactions in the biomedical research environment. The workshop will consider the full range of people who are involved in animal care and use in biomedical research settings, including research scientists, their staff and students, laboratory animal facilities managers, animal care staff, veterinarians and members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs). This workshop will also consider possible metrics that, in combination with other contextual information, could shed light on potential workplace impacts (e.g., worker attendance, disability claims, injuries, complaints, and compliance records). Relevant tools, processes, and lessons learned from existing programs that are focused on the impacts of human-animal interactions in the biomedical research environment also will be explored. These discussions can help to inform a framework that could guide development of programs at other institutions.
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