The University of Iowa has an active environmental health and safety program to support the institution’s research activities. The program goal is to promote and foster a safe working environment in the laboratory by:
- incorporating health and safety into daily operations
- preventing injuries and illnesses of researchers
- promoting best practices
- complying with federal, state, and local regulations and laws
Examples of program areas include: biological safety, chemical safety, waste disposal, occupational safety, and radiation safety.
Laboratory directors as well as staff members must all work to maintain a safe lab environment, and the Environmental Health & Safety Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable institutional policies, license conditions, laws, and regulations.
The mission of the Environmental Health & Safety Office is to support the University’s teaching, research and health care activities by providing guidance, training and services to the institution and its employees. Visit their website here.
Haley W Sinn, Ph.D., Biological Safety Officer / 335-9553; firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Graves, Radiation Safety Officer / 335-8517; email@example.com