Laboratory Safety Portal

Laboratory Safety

Laboratories are on the frontline of protecting everyone’s health. Laboratory safety sustains the wellness of local communities and the people who live, work, and play in them.

Safe laboratories enable trained staff to conduct accurate and timely tests and research, without jeopardizing the health of workers, the environment, or the public. By protecting laboratory staff and the public from biological, chemical, environmental, or physical hazards, CDC is leading the nation to strengthen a culture of laboratory safety.

CDC works around the clock to maintain safe laboratories in our agency and to help over 260,000 clinical and public health laboratories perform tests according to safety standards and best practices.

Page last reviewed: November 17, 2020