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 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.


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

New Researcher or Setting Up a New Lab

Setting up a new research lab

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 Workday before clicking the training links below.

Fire Safety and Extinguisher Training – In Person (The classroom course is recommended at least once for hands-on practice)

Campus and Classroom Safety

Workplace Safety

Laboratory & Research Safety

Off Campus Activity Safety

Campus Information

Departmental Safety

Student Organizations