Animal Research

Medical Surveillance Program For Animal Users

Enrollment in the Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP) is mandatory for all animal users. The AESP is utilized to identify and enroll animal users in preventive medicine programs and to provide occupational health information related to the use and care of animals at the University.

EH&S requires that employee health information be updated at least every three years for all personnel enrolled in the AESP. As of 2022, all AESP forms are to be completed online. For questions or assistance, contact safety@pitt.edu.

For all individuals who have enrolled or are scheduled to enroll in this program, EH&S wants to reassure you that your medical information will be handled with the strictest confidence and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act Of 1996 (HIPAA). Your personal and medical information will only be available to those clinical-care providers in Employee Health Services with a need to know.

AESP Pre-Placement Packet

Program description  packet

AESP Enrollment Online Form

Animal researchers new to Pitt must complete this Initial Animal Exposure Surveillance Program Health Questionnaire.

AESP Update Online Form

The Animal Exposure Surveillance Program requires that health questionnaires be updated every 3 years.

Tuberculin Skin Test Info and Consent Form

PDF form to be faxed to MyHealth@Work

BSL-3 Worker Health Screening Online Questionnaire

All employees assigned to work in a Biosafety Level 3 area will be evaluated prior to approval to work in the Biosafety Level 3 laboratory

BSL-3 Worker Health Screening Online Update Form

Annual medical update for BSL-3 Workers

Injuries Involving Animals Or Occurring In An Animal Facility

If the on-the-job injury involves an animal or occurs in an animal facility:

Animal Associated Injuries
Non-Human Primate Associated Injuries