Division of Research Safety

A unit of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

University of Illinois

Promoting a culture of safety through the implementation and oversight of comprehensive safety programs, building partnerships, and providing key services.


Fire extinguishers must be inspected yearly, including about 8,000 in campus facilities. The front-line work to accomplish those inspections will now be completed by Safety and Compliance, transitioning from Building Maintenance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IBC instituted Interim Biosafety Guidelines when handling primary human and non-human materials.

The Interim Biosafety Guidelines were revised on March 8, 2022. You can access the revised guidelines here.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) requires that spark-free refrigerators/freezers, specifically rated for flammables, be used if cold storage of flammable materials or liquids is necessary.The Division of Research Safety is offering funds to eligible laboratories for the purchase of flammable material storage refrigerators/freezers. Click here for more information.