Research Safety

The Office of Research Safety  provides guidance to UGA faculty, staff, and students on the safe use of chemical agents, radiation safety, and laser safety. The program is committed to safety, health, environmental protection, and compliance based on current government regulations, guidelines, and best practices.

The office also works closely with UGA’s Environmental Safety Division on such issues as environmental safety and compliance, hazardous waste, fire safety, occupational safety, and other areas.

Reporting an Incident

  • For minor incidents that occur during normal business hours and do not involve injury or property damage, please contact Research Safety at 706-542-5288.
  • For major incidents, incidents that occur outside of normal business hours, or that involve injury or property damage, call 911. Any injuries should be reported to Human Resources at the following link: https://hr.uga.edu/supervisors/workers-compensation-supervisors-guide/