Lab Visits and Inspection Checklist

We are happy to announce that we are once again visiting labs — both in person and virtually! After suspending laboratory visits for a little while during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Biological Safety will resume this practice.

Soon, you may be contacted by the Office of Biological Safety for a visit.

A new laboratory inspection checklist is now available for labs to use in documenting their physical laboratory inspection.

Along with that checklist, a guidance document explains the information behind each question. Check out the Laboratory Inspection Checklist and Guidance document. If you have questions on the checklist or would like to schedule a visit, please reach out to our office at

We look forward to speaking with your lab!


Office of Biological Safety
Environment, Health & Safety  |  Division of Facilities Planning & Management
University of Wisconsin–Madison
phone: 608-263-2037
web: Office of Biological Safety


It’s Biosafety and Biosecurity Month 2021! Learn about the latest biological safety updates that impact labs like yours on the UW–Madison campus, and get the poster to help spread the word.

The Office of Biological Safety is a proud member of the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA).