To reduce harmful exposure to mercury, DEQ and local household hazardous waste programs collect mercury and mercury-containing devices from Oregon residents free of charge. The program is available to homeowners and conditionally exempt generators, including veterinary medical offices and clinics.
To help the veterinary profession better understand its role and responsibilities with respect to Oregon's OSHA requirements, the OVMA developed a comprehensive, user-friendly manual and video called An Ounce of Prevention as an educational tool for practices. These tools are free to our members.
Enforcing safe animal handling procedures is a crucial measure that all veterinary practices should take in order to avoid expensive workers’ compensation claims.
The Radiation Protection Services Section (RPS) of the Oregon Public Health Division has adopted rules to both clarify and revise existing law regarding veterinary radiography.