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Requirements for Dealing with Animal Care

This example was created for training and is not official agency text.

  • Before

    Federal employees are required to participate in this program if they are involved in the direct care of animals or their living quarters or have direct contact with animals (live or dead), their viable tissues, body fluids or waste.

  • After

    Federal employees must participate in this program if they:

    • Take care of animals;
    • Take care of animal living quarters; or
    • Have other direct contact with:
      • Live or dead animals;
      • Viable animal tissues; or
      • Animal body fluids or waste.