University Safety and Assurances

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Policy for ARC

PPE Policy for ARC pdf document (for Printing)

 

Standard Animal Rooms:

  1. Research personnel handling animals:
    1. Lab coat or disposable gown should be worn over street clothes—

      Note: lab coats should be laundered regularly separately from street clothing and should not be kept in offices or eating areas since there will be allergen-producing dander on them. (Lab coats should be kept separate from street clothes.)

    2. Gloves are recommended for handling rodents.
    3. Surgical masks are recommended.
  2. Personnel entering the animal facility briefly, not handling animals:
    1. Recommend lab coat or disposable gown.

    2. Recommend surgical mask.
Exiting Quarantine Room

Quarantine Rooms:

Please Review: Video Clip of Exiting Quarantine Room

To Exit a Quarantine Room:

  1. Remove personal protective equipment inside the room and dispose in the garbage can inside of the room.
  2. First remove gown by turning inside out and dispose of in the garbage
  3. Then remove gloves, removing inside out and dispose of in the garbage.
  4. Then remove face mask and bonnet and dispose of in the garbage.
  5. Last you will remove your booties as you step out of the room. Upon removing the first bootie, step out into the hallway with your uncovered foot. Stand in the hallway to remove the second bootie. Dispose of the booties in the garbage can inside the room.
Exiting a Quarantine Roompdf format, Adobe Acrobat Required (for printing)

Transgenic Rooms:

Entering Transgenic Room

Please Review: Video Clip of Entering a Barrier or Transgenic Room (Video Temporarily Unavailable)

To Enter a Barrier or Transgenic Room:

  1. First put on disposable isolation gown. The gown ties around the waist in back and also around the neck.
  2. Put on disposable hair bonnet. Be sure to tuck all hair within the bonnet.
  3. Followed by the face mask, making sure the wire bar is over your nose. Pinch the wire bar around your nose to fit the face mask.
  4. Next put on gloves.
  5. The last item to put on is booties. Before putting the booties on your feet you want to spray the bottom with Clidox solution. Now you are ready to enter the animal room.
Entering a Barrier or Transgenic Roompdf format, Adobe Acrobat Required (Temporarily Unavailable)
Exiting Transgenic Room Please Review: Video Clip of Exiting a Barrier or Transgenic Room

To Exit a Barrier or Transgenic Room:

  1. Upon exiting the animal room, first remove the gown. Remove by turning inside out and dispose of in the garbage.
  2. Followed by removing your booties – again turning inside out and dispose of in the garbage.
  3. Remove your gloves, inside out and dispose of in the garbage.
  4. Finally, remove your face mask and bonnet together and dispose of in the garbage.
Exiting a Barrier or Transgenic Roompdf format, Adobe Acrobat Required (for printing)

Individuals That Have Been in Non-UWM Animal Facilities Prior to Entering ARC Facilities:

  1. It is recommended that they do not enter ARC animal rooms the same day.
  2. If the individual must enter the UWM facilities the same day, it is recommended that they not wear any clothing worn in the other facility into ARC facilities, including shoes, etc. The individual may wear the same shoes if booties were worn over shoes at the other facility at all times.
  3. If the individual must wear the same clothing and they did not wear PPE (lab coat, booties, etc.) at the other institution, they should gown, glove, wear a bonnet and shoe covering prior to entering the UWM ARC facilities.