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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Safety Policies

Safety is a daily practice at UW–Madison. The Environment, Health & Safety department (EH&S) within the Division of Facilities Planning and Management ensures the health and safety of people, buildings, and the natural environment at UW–Madison and associated facilities. Many of these policies also impact research.

Animal research safety


Biosafety Manual

Biosafety protocal – ARROW

Bloodborne Pathogens

Chemical safety

DEA controlled substances

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Emergency preparedness

Engineering safety (lab assessment for remodeling, lab equipment and environmental compliance)

Fire safety

Laboratory Safety Guide

Personal protective equipment

Pesticide use

Radiation safety

Research compliance and safety training