5/12/21 Staff Safety & Occupational Hazards in Shelters

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There are hazards in every work environment and shelters have additional, unique risks because they handle and treat animals. It is important for shelters to identify and mitigate potential hazards in their work environment, pandemic or no pandemic. This session will discuss chemical, biological, and physical hazards that are commonly found in shelters and introduce measures to reduce those risks. Webinar attendees will be better able to develop and implement strategies to maximize staff health and safety.

This webinar will especially benefit shelter medical staff, shelter executives, and other operational leaders.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

This live and recorded program is approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

If you wish to earn RACE CEs, you MUST submit your veterinary/tech license number + license state when you join the live session or after you watch recording (due to new AAVSB RACE requirements)!  Participants have to attend at least 50 minutes of the live session / watch 50 minutes of the recording in order to receive the 1-hour credit of RACE CE.


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Jeanette O’Quin, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine)

Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Dr. Jeanette O’Quin received her DVM and MPH degrees from the Ohio State University. During her career she has worked in private practice, animal shelters, state health departments, and academia. She is a past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and co-author of the ASV Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. Dr. O’Quin is also a recent recipient of the AVMA Animal Welfare Award. 

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