Federal laws set and enforce standards to prevent occupational illnesses and injuries. From zoonosis to needle sticks, what can shelters do to protect their most valuable asset—their staff.
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Rats and mice can make great pets, but the wild ones can cause trouble in your facility. The best way to deal with them humanely is to make sure they have no way to get into your building in the first place.
From slippery floors to rambunctious dogs and hazardous chemicals, animal shelters contain many potential dangers to the public. You can mitigate these with smart safety practices and tips from the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
Are howls and woofs the inevitable soundtrack at a shelter? Not necessarily. You can turn down the volume through a variety of methods, from innovative design or retrofitting to clicker training and enrichment programs.
When OSHA charged a New York shelter with violations, Executive Director Kathy Contino-Turner got a crash course in safety compliance.