Research Safety

Research laboratories use a variety of techniques and processes to investigate a vast array of scientific questions but all have a common core of health & safety program requirements. Research safety partners with researchers across campus to ensure that laboratory research is conducted safely and in accordance with applicable regulations. Safety is essential to the responsible conduct of scientific inquiry.

In this section

General Lab Health & Safety

Provides a set of minimum standards and practices for the safe and healthy operation of a laboratory.

Biosafety

To facilitate and ensure the safe and knowledgeable use of biological materials in research, teaching and the environment.

Chemical Safety

Incorporates the entire lifecycle of the chemical beginning with purchasing and ending with disposal.

Diving Safety

All research involving SCUBA or snorkeling at UBC must be registered and authorized by the Diving Safety Officer.

Radiation, X-Ray and LASER Safety

To facilitate and ensure the safe and knowledgeable use of radiation sources and devices in research, teaching and the environment.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Movement of materials classified as "Dangerous Goods" under Transportation Canada regulations.

Research Safety Resources & Documents

Keeping campus labs safe