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Safety in the College of Engineering

Creating a safe working environment is a key component of Iowa State University’s commitment to enhancing the safety, health, well-being, and security of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  Iowa State University’s College of Engineering is committed to providing an environment that supports the health and safety practices of its community (faculty, staff, students, visitors) and empowers the community to be responsible for the safety of others. Realization of a safe and healthy work environment requires attention and accountability of individuals at every organizational level, including the Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Laboratory and Shop Supervisors, all other employees and students.

This webpage provides helpful links and resources to prepare for, respond to, and prevent unsafe and hazardous conditions.

To view available training courses for faculty, staff and students, please visit LEARN@ISU.

To report an injury or incident, please visit the ISU Incident Portal.

If you are injured and need to know where to seek medical care, please see the Seek Injury Care Chart.

The Environmental Health and Safety web page.

The Department of Public Safety web page.

Setting up a new research lab
Start with these two documents:
EH&S Research Support Checklist
Laboratory Check-In Form
Minimum required trainings are listed below. Additional training may be required based on a hazard assessment. View the lab safety training curriculum for assistance. Make sure to log into LEARN@ISU before clicking the training links below.
Laboratory Safety Safety Training Curriculum for Lab Personnel
Laboratory Safety Manual Laboratory Safety: Core Concepts Training
Emergency Action Plan Emergency Response Guide Video Training
EH&S Training Fire Safety and Extinguisher Online Training
Laboratory Check-Out Form Fire Safety and Extinguisher Training – In Person (The classroom course is recommended at least once for hands-on practice)