Waste and Anesthetic Gas (WAG) Surveillance Program
The Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) established a Waste and Anesthetic Gas (WAG) Surveillance Program at the NIH to:
Identify and quantify occupational exposure levels (through surveys and site assessments) to the anesthetic gases used at the NIH
Provide information and recommendations for engineering controls and work practices that are effective in minimizing exposures to anesthetic gases
In addition, the surveys and site assessments provide documentation of surveillance activities to The Joint Commission and also to the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).