Safety Assistance

The Division Safety Office is committed to providing effective consultation and research safety support to labs within the Division of Biological Sciences. Our mission is to promote safe research practices through the administration, coordination, and dissemination of UCSD lab safety policies. We believe in fostering close relationships and working together to cultivate a safe research environment for all.

These pages are a resource for all Division safety policies, practices, and guidelines.

We assist with...


Scott Asbach
Division Safety Officer
(858) 534-5017

Sasha Gardner
Assistant Division Safety Officer
(858) 534-6432

List of EH&S Contacts for the Division


Bonner Hall 1241

Mailing Address

Division Safety Office
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0368
La Jolla, CA 92093-0368


Links to research safety training

Research Safety Programs

Lab safety, online applications, and audit information


Emergency preparedness strategies and action plans

Disposal and Decontamination

Waste disposal instructions and guidelines

Equipment and Materials

Maintenance & repair of equipment and common lab purchases

Getting Started

Assorted checklists for newcomers to the lab


Campus and Division Health & Safety Policies