Research Safety Programs

The Office of Research Safety is responsible for biosafety, radiation safety and laser safety on the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. Through routine inspections and assessments in the laboratories, we work to understand the needs of each research team and determine the best solutions to maintain compliance and safety.


ORS works closely with the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to cover all aspects of environmental and occupational health and safety. EHS focuses on chemical safety, fire safety, industrial hygiene, OSHA requirements and waste management.