Flashcards in Chapter 4 Facility Security and Disaster Planning Deck (32)
Which group(s) should be part of the animal security team?
-the institution's security personnel
-research and administrative personnel
-the animal care and veterinary staff
Who are often the first to discover that a security breach has occurred in the animal facility?
Animal care facility personnel
Which of the following are common security practices for animal facilities?
-Providing staff training on how to deal with animal rights activists
-keeping doors closed and locked at all times
All areas around the building should e kept dark, with adequate landscaping that hide the windows, except around the entrances
A common security practice is to limit access only to those individuals who are listed on IACUC approved protocols.
Which of the following should be part of a good security plan?
-Plans to return to normal after a breach
-Ways to prevent security breaches
-steps to be taken if a security breach occurs
Which of the following are practical measures to help ensure a secure environment in an animal facility?
-Make staff aware of all institutional, regional, and federal requirements and guidelines regarding facility security
-Maker everyone aware of the facility's response plan to a security breach
-Keep doors leading to the animal locked at all times
Summaries of current research projects can be used as a reference by the media office if an incident occurs.
The goal of security-related SOPs is to make the staff "rule enforcers"
The institution should contact law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction over the area in which the facility is located and provide them with an overview of current activities in the facility and information about the security plan.
The institutional media office should receive written reports on the activities of the animal facility but should NOT have direct access to the facility.
Security procedures should define the lines of authority in the event of a breach of security.
Personnel should be encouraged to report the presence of anyone who is in the animal facility and who does not seem to be familiar with its layout.
All USDA inspection reports are available to anyone who requests them in writing.
When a supervisor receives a report of a possible security breach from a staff member, which response would NOT be appropriate?
Minimize the problem
Staff who have received training on laws and guidelines governing animal care and use should NOT be expected to:
act as rule enforcers
Who is responsible for ensuring that individuals who work inside the facility know what to do in the even that a security breach occurs?
The facility manager.
Buying insurance to defray the cost of repairing the facility following a disaster would be considered part of which disaster planning step?
Which task can wait until after the staff are allowed to return to the facility?
Assessing the disaster plan
Along with the development and coordination of emergency plans with local community response groups, what else do community right-to-know ordinances require?
A list of hazardous chemicals and their location
Which document states that an animal facility must develop a disaster plan?
The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
According to the manual, which of the following is an example of what would be done in the "prepare" step of disaster planning?
Installing fire extinguishers
The best way to deal with interruptions in phone service is to make sure staff have cell phones avaliable
Installing emergency equipment would be considered part of which disaster planning step?
All facilities housing the same type of animals and engaged in similar types of research should have similar disaster plans.
Some of the issues that need to be considered in the development of a disaster plan include:
-The location of the facility
-The type of animals present in the facility
-the availability of a back up system in case of power outage
When a major disaster even occurs, safety evaluations and critical repairs must be made before employees and animals are allowed to return.
Which agency has provided published guidance on compliance with regulations for the use of special agents and toxins?
Centers for disease control and prevention.
Among the following facilities, which one is generally thought to be at the lowest risk of being targeted by animal rights activists?
Facility housing only fish and amphibians