Improving safety through prevention.
Prevention of illness and injury is at the core of safety. EH&S’ commitment to our learning and
research communities drives our attention to safety needs across campus.
Researchers use chemical fume hoods and biosafety cabinets to limit
exposures, improve safety, and manage hazards. Researchers relied
on EH&S to verify that
fumehoods were operating properly.
biosafety cabinets were certified to ensure the cabinets
met safety performance standards. Certified biosafety cabinets
provide protection for the user, product, and the environment.
Campuswide safety audits emphasized safety performance by
implementing prudent safety practices in the work place, research
laboratory, and classroom. EH&S assisted laboratories, shops, and
farms to improve safety performance by auditing work conditions and
working with campus personnel to reduce hazards and prevent accidents.
laboratory surveys, while helping
investigators enhance workplace safety.
When the ISU research community requested support, EH&S
staff assisted researchers in meeting the regulatory and funding
requirements of granting agencies. EH&S supplied certifications
that demonstrated regulatory compliance and safety performance.
EH&S helped researchers renew AAALAC International
accreditation, select agent permits, radiation producing device
registrations, and Clean Air Act permits.
EH&S is committed to improving safety through prevention
of injuries and management of hazards.