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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.

Notice to Biology Personnel and Affiliates

On Tuesday, July 23, the division will begin sending regular email reminders about required safety training. Reminders will be sent via a new automated system to people who are due or past due for training. Read more details about this initiative on the Safety Training Notification System page.

We assist with...


Ashley Miller
Division Safety Officer
(858) 333-9791
(858) 333-9791

List of EH&S Contacts for the Division


Urey Hall 1630

Mailing Address

Division Safety Office
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0346
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