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Warning to Readers: Limitations

The CVMA Guide to Cal/OSHA Compliance is designed to provide information that can be used by readers to facilitate compliance with the various Cal/OSHA regulations that may apply to veterinary practices. In providing this information, the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is not engaged in rendering any legal, technical, or other professional service, and expressly disclaims any obligations or liabilities relating to the information provided herein. If legal or other expert assistance is required, readers should seek the advice and services of a competent professional.

Although significant effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information at the time of publication, the CVMA shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions, or any agency’s interpretation, application, or enforcement of the regulations. The CVMA also shall not be responsible for changes in applicable regulations. Readers are cautioned that regulations are subject to subsequent interpretation and change.

The forms and suggested wording of the various written programs are examples only and should not be used without careful review to ensure their applicability and completeness with respect to any particular practice.

Please remember that interpretations of the regulations may vary between agencies, enforcement branches, and officers. Moreover, laws and legal interpretations can change at any time, and such changes may affect the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. Local enforcement agencies also may have differing interpretations that are inconsistent with those of other local agencies and/or the information provided herein. You may need to modify your copy of the CVMA Guide to Cal/OSHA Compliance to reflect not only the specific needs of your practice but also the differing interpretations set forth by your local Cal/OSHA enforcement branch.

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