The Research Safety Program of EHS supports the university’s research mission by providing oversight and guidance for the use, storage and disposal of materials and equipment used in research, clinical, academic, outreach and operational activities.  This includes involvement in a variety of areas such as:

Lab Registration

Any time a new research or teaching lab space is started, lab registration is required.  We consider a space a “new lab space” if:

  • A new PI or instructor, who had not previously been responsible for research or teaching at UA, is assigned to a lab space
  • An existing lab research program moves into a newly assigned lab space, either as a result of moving to a new location or through expansion.

In order to register a new lab, please complete the Lab Registration form or contact the Lab Safety Manager at 205-348-5905 if you have questions or concerns.

Laboratory Decommissioning guidelines and equipment/room tags are posted at Forms and Supporting Documents.  Before anyone else can move into a lab room, all lab spaces MUST be decommissioned (by the exiting Lab PI or Research Group) anytime you relinquish control the space for any reason.


EHS Research Safety activities are guided by the following institutional committees:

Required Training

Training is required for all lab personnel.  Required training courses depend on the hazards involved in the laboratories or departments.  Information about training and the training course request can be found at Training Information.