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HVAC motors, belts, and equipment is on a regular preventive maintenance program to prevent HVAC failures

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At least annually, the IACUC tests the ability of facilities management personnel to properly detect and respond to elevations in animal room temperatures by purposely overheat a temperature sensor, then noting the response (1200.7, 7.b(2)(c) and subparagraphs)

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Reheat coils in animal rooms fail in the off position to prevent catastrophic overheating of animals (1200.7, 7.b(2)(a))

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Air changes per hour in animal rooms meet standards in the Guide

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Directional air flow is proper to ensure a safe working environment and control of infectious agents

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Air is flowing into the animal facility from outside areas to reduce allergen and pathogen exposure outside facility

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Wall, ceiling and floor finishes allow appropriate sanitation

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Paint on animal housing services is intact and not chipped or cracked

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Ceiling tiles and plaster ceilings that experience water damage are replaced in a timely fashion to prevent mold growth

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Requests for emergency facility repairs are addressed in a timely fashion by institutional personnel to prevent distress to animals and personnel

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Temperature and humidity in animal rooms are monitored to ensure they stay within acceptable ranges

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Temperature and humidity in animal rooms stay within normal ranges

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Noise levels are controlled to prevent distress to animals and personnel

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Facility cage, equipment and sanitation methods meets standards in Guide

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Cage wash and autoclave temperatures are monitored to meet applicable standards in the Guide

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Room care records document that husbandry staff observe animals on a daily basis and clean and water animals as is appropriate

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Soiled bedding disposal procedures are appropriate

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Infectious waste generated by animal experiments is handled appropriately

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Vermin control measures are adequate, and do not unnecessarily compromise animal and human health or scientific studies

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Security measures meet applicable VA policies (see 1200.7, 7.k.)

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Human injuries sustained in the animal facility are reported immediately and submitted for medical examination.

Form 1 (Checklist), Page 7

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