- Organizational Chart (PDF Format)
- About DRS brochure (PDF format)
The Division of Research Safety (DRS) is committed to assisting campus units in identifying and managing biological, chemical, and radiological hazards in order to reduce the risk of harm to the campus community and the environment.
- Develop campus safety policies
- Develop campus safety and training programs
- Monitor emerging regulations
- Identify campus compliance requirements
- Maintain liaison with regulatory agencies
To help accomplish these tasks, DRS has been organized into three sections: Biological, Chemical, and Radiation Safety. DRS responsibilities include developing campus safety policies and training programs in these areas, monitoring emerging regulations, identifying campus compliance requirements, and maintaining a liaison with regulatory agencies.
Although DRS develops and implements comprehensive safety programs, each campus unit remains responsible for its own safety and day-to-day compliance activities.
DRS partners with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, unit heads, and the campus community to promote an effective, world-class safety culture on campus. DRS supports the safe use of biological, chemical, and radiological materials on campus and facilitates the campus community's understanding of and compliance with required regulations.
DRS develops, implements, and oversees comprehensive safety programs and facilitates the safe use of biological, chemical and radiological materials through key services and partnerships.
DRS provides advice and technical assistance in using biological, chemical and radiological materials safely. In addition, DRS helps campus units understand and comply with applicable regulations. Key services include:
- Registration for use of biohazards and recombinant DNA
- Arranging certification of biological safety cabinets
- Oversight and administration of the Bloodborne Pathogen Program, including training
- Programs and assistance for chemical management, including training
- Annual surveys of laboratory chemical hoods
- Issuing permits for use of radioactive materials
- Registration of lasers and x-ray equipment
- Free collection and disposal of most hazardous waste
- Consultation for spill cleanup procedures
- Providing general safety training