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.


The ACS Office of Safety Programs has announced the release of six new safety videos for college teaching labs. You can view them here.

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.