2022 Annual Report

8 Setting Campus Partners Up for Success The athletic and agronomy departments turned to EH&S to ensure their newly acquired equipment was safe for use. The athletic department purchased a DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) machine to help identify injuries and work toward injury prevention. EH&S performed a safety survey on the DEXA to verify proper installation. Catch up fast: The athletic department unexpectedly found funding for a DEXA machine. Due to the nature of the funding, there was limited time to acquire the machine and train operators to treat patients. ● Since EH&S supports three DEXA machines on campus, EH&S connected the athletic department with a qualified clinical operator from the kinesiology department. ● The qualified operator provided 40 hours of clinical training to the athletic department’s four operators using his DEXA system in Forker. Let the games begin: Athetic department staff completed the required training in time to scan Iowa State athletes at the beginning of the fall 2021 football season. It’s a win-win: The athletic department gifted an unutilized BOD POD® unit, a device used to measure body density, to the kinesiology department. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry machine that the university's athletic department acquired. EH&S performed a safety survey on the machine to verify proper installation before use.