Research safety is of priority at the University of Illinois Springfield. Safety is the responsibility of everyone on campus: faculty, staff, and students. The safety roles for each member of the institution are described in the policies and procedures of the Research Safety program.
Instructional and Research Safety Board
The Instructional and Research Safety Board is responsible for oversight of the campus research safety program.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, ex officio
Environmental Health and Safety Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs, Facilities and Services, ex officio
Director, Innovate Springfield
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Director, Field Stations
Director, Barber Observatory
Policies and Procedures
Faculty Staff Manual (pdf)
Laboratory Safety Committee
Laboratory Safety Committee Membership (pdf)
Formerly a committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, membership includes a representative for each department that has a laboratory program. Its mission is to assist the campus in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations and to promote a safe working environment for students and employees. This Committee provides input for revisions to the UIS Chemical Hygiene Plan and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (pdf)
Questions or concerns about the Research Safety program at UIS should be addressed to Ravneet Chhokar, the Environmental Health and Safety Officer.
Call the campus emergency number for immediate response to an emergency situation in the laboratory: