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Animal Use Medical Screening (AUMS) is a component of the UW Occupational Health Program. The EH&S occupational health nurse (OHN) is responsible for administering and managing the AUMS. EH&S offers medical screening to all faculty, staff, visiting scholars, veterinary staff, animal husbandry staff, and students who work directly with animals, unfixed animal tissues or body fluids. It is also offered to others who conduct activities in the animal care and use environment (for example, facilities and maintenance staff).

Access AUMS to complete and submit an application for review by the occupational health nurses. Anyone with a UW NetID can access the online version of AUMS.

Who can I contact for help?

Send an email to aumshelp@uw.edu or call the ORIS Help Desk at 206-685-8335.

What happens if I choose not to participate in the screening?

You must fill out an application stating that you decline to participate. Not being screened could lead to unforeseen medical concerns. If you change your mind, you may fill out another application.

How will my privacy be protected? Who will see this information?

The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared with people in your unit or your supervisors. Only the EH&S Occupational Health Nurses will have access to the applications.

I occasionally go into labs with animals, but I don’t handle them. Do I have to fill out an AUMS form?

Yes. You should complete an application.

What is AUMS?

The animal use medical screening (AUMS) is a component of the UW Occupational Health Program. The purpose of this screening is to evaluate and to address potential health risks that may be associated with work activities in the animal care and use environment. The screening follows guidelines and requirements from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) and the UW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

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