Revised on
03/20/19 03:37pm

New Research Faculty Resources

Contact information

Contact your embedded Lab Safety Professional and/or Field Safety Professional

Becky Grunewald- Program Manager


College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences: Tony Schrick (530) 752-7048
College of Engineering:  position vacant, contact Becky Grunewald with questions (530 752-9147)
College of Letters and Science: Karen Gagnon  (530) 752-7271
School of Medicine/College of Biological Sciences: John Lomas  (530) 848-1510
School of Veterinary Medicine: Tarran Richardson (530) 752-9813
Field Safety Professional: Heather Spaulding (530) 752-9213



For questions about any of the resources below, please contact the research team.
For more information about the Lab Safety and Field Professionals, you can access the Staff Listing page.


Binder Index Labels

Binder Index Labels are a good option to organize printed information. If you are interested in binder labels, labels can be purchased from Avery.

Biological Use Authorization

Biological safety and authorization for use of biological materials.

Controlled Substances

Order, store, and dispose of controlled substances.

Field Safety

Field safety resources and Field Safety Plan template.

International Travel



Laser Use Authorization

Laser safety and authorization for laser use.

Radiation Use Authorization

Follow the steps below when requesting to use radioactive materials:

  1. Fill out the Radiation Use Authorization (RUA) Application. Note: Leave the Proposed RUA# field blank.
  2. Fill out a Statement of Experience form.
  3. Fill out a Safety Protocol form.
  4. Email the completed three forms to

Research Animal Care and Use

In order to work with research animals, the principal investigator (PI) must complete the following:

  1. All staff, including the PI, must complete the Animal Care and Use 101 course and enroll in the Occupational Health Program prior to the approval of the Animal Care and Use Protocol.
  2. The PI must submit an animal care and use protocol through the Online Protocol System.
  3. Additional information including Animal Care and Use policies, training courses and contact information can be found on the IACUC webpage.
  4. Once the protocol is approved an animal order may be placed.

Set up UC Safety Online Tools

Set up UC Safety tools, including the Safety Inspection Tool and Lab Hazard Assessment Tool.