Office of Research

Research Safety

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The Office of Research Safety strives to promote a culture of safety, integrity, and quality within the University research community. Along with the Office of Research Compliance, we work to facilitate University research, teaching and public service programs by providing oversight and coordination of research compliance and safety areas.

Please use the links below or to the left to navigate the different areas of our group:


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 Biological Safety   Lab Safety  Hazardous Waste   Radiation Safety   Personal Protective Equipment
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      References    Online Training    Safety Manuals Hazardous Material Shipping Safety Data Sheets

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Mercury Exchange Program:


          The Office of Research Safety is offering a free exchange program to replace mercury containing devices (such as thermometers) with non-mercury equivalents. For more Information click here.



If you have a question about lab safety and are not sure who to ask, please use our AskRS feature or send an email to

For non-laboratory safety issues such as OSHA compliance, indoor air quality, and stormwater, please visit the Environmental Safety website.

A confidential hotline has been set up to report safety or ethical concerns.  ETHICS/SAFETY HOTLINE  

If you have problems or questions about the website click here.