Programs

Biological Safety

Our Biological Safety Program focuses on minimizing risk to any laboratory personnel that works directly or indirectly with biohazardous materials. Examples of biohazardous materials may include pathogenic microorganisms, biological toxins, certain types of viral vectors, etc. Our team works hard to identify any biohazardous risks that are potentially harmful to laboratory personnel and may interfere with research.

Chemical Safety

Our Chemical Safety Program focuses on minimizing risk to any laboratory personnel that handle hazardous chemicals. Examples of hazardous chemical classes include phosphorics, reproductive chemicals, flammables, corrosives, compressed gas cylinders, oxidizers, carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, acute toxicants, etc. The chemical safety officers work to educate and advise the research community in the identification, communication, and safe handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.

Radiation Safety

Our Radiation Safety Program focuses on minimizing risk to any laboratory personnel that works with radioactive materials. Examples of radioactive materials may include ionizing radiation, X-rays, radioactive isotopes, etc. Our team works diligently to provide the best education and training to help individuals minimize their exposure to any source of radiation.

Laser Safety

Our Radiation Safety Team also oversees the Laser Safety Program at UChicago and focuses on minimizing risk to individuals who work with Class 3b and 4 lasers. Our specialists strive towards providing the best advice, education and training to help individuals minimize the hazards of working with lasers.