The UC Center for Laboratory Safety (UCCLS) was created to improve the practice of laboratory safety through the performance of scientific research and implementation of best safety practices in the laboratory. The Center operates under the oversight of the UC Center for Laboratory Safety Advisory Board with technical support from the UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety.

The UC Center for Laboratory Safety White Paper can be viewed here.


Laboratory safety attitudes and practices: A comparison of academic, government, and industry researchers 
I. Schröder, D.Y.Q. Huang, O. Ellis, J.H. Gibson, N.L. Wayne, 2015, J Chem Health and Safety; In Press

Our 2015 publication on the comparison of academic, government, and industry researchers illustrates a better safety behavior by industry researchers. The study is based on a survey on laboratory safety, and self-reported PPE compliance behavior was used as the measure. The same study illuminates the positive impact that PIs in academic research laboratories have on student PPE compliance behavior. Moreover, if PIs or their designated laboratory supervisor are actively engaged in promoting research safety, a significant reduction in lab-related accident was observed. Read more


2016 Laboratory Safety Workshop Announcement: Safety by Design Workshop will be held April 10-12, 2016 at the National Institutes of Health, Natcher Conference Center. Read more.