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Research Safety

Find UC San Diego research safety policies, procedures, and services for research and teaching laboratories.


Chemical safety | Chemical Hygiene Plan

Controlled substances

Green Labs Program

The Green Labs program helps laboratories reduce their footprints without compromising research quality or safety. 

Hazardous waste

Laboratory Safety Manual

My Research Safety Web portal

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 UC San Diego Business Systems (sometimes referred to as Single Sign-On) username and password to access applications.


Occupational health | Medical surveillance

Physical Hazards

Wet floors or spills and clutter that can lead to lab slips/trips/falls.

Requirements under OSHA's Walking-Working Surfaces Standard, 29 CFR 1910.22

  • Keep floors clean and dry. [29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2)]
  • Keep aisles and passageways clear and in good repair, with no obstruction across or in aisles that could create a hazard. [29 CFR 1910.22(a)]

UC Lesson Learned: Water from Freezer Ice Causes Slip and Fall

Research Compliance

Shipping Materials & Export Control

UC systemwide

Vivarium safety

Contact the EH&S Research Assistance Program specialist for your area.

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