Find UC San Diego research safety policies, procedures, and services for research and teaching laboratories.
Learn what to expect from inspectors and how to make your lab inspection-ready:
The Field Operational Planner helps you anticipate and prepare for potential risks before you go.
Lab coats and safety glasses must be worn when working with or around hazardous materials. The Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) on the My Research Safety webpage is designed to assist with communication and documentation of PPE requirements.
For additional information on Personal Protective Equipment, please visit our PPE Blink Page.
Read about My Research Safety, a Web portal for centralized access to your Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) audits, inventory, and authorizations.
Note: You must have a UCSD Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) user name and password to access applications on the My Research Safety Web portal.
Report all work-related injuries, illness, or hazardous material exposures immediately:
Important! Chemistry-Biochemistry personnel, follow special incident reporting instructions:
A Safety Data Sheet (formerly called Material Safety Data Sheet) is a detailed informational document prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a hazardous chemical. It describes the physical and chemical properties of the product. SDS’s contain useful information such as toxicity, flash point, procedures for spills and leaks, storage guidelines, and exposure control.