A safe and sustainable campus, community, and world

That's the vision that guides the work EH&S does every day. From testing fire extinguishers to training hazardous material response units across Iowa, EH&S personnel are committed to preventing illness and injury, protecting the environment, and connecting the university and community to the message of safety and preparedness.

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What we do

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is an employing unit that reports to the Office of University Counsel at Iowa State University. EH&S aids the campus community in preventing illness and injury, protects the environment, and connects the university to the message of safety and preparedness. EH&S delivers effective education, fosters beneficial partnerships, maintains technical expertise, and provides exemplary service.

  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Health
  • Incineration
  • IT and Web Publications
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Outreach
  • Plan Review
  • Permitting
  • Radiation
  • Safety Services
  • Training

Our mission

EH&S strives to prevent illness and injury, protect the environment, and connect the university to the message of safety and preparedness. We will:

  • Deliver effective education
  • Foster beneficial partnerships
  • Maintain technical expertise
  • Provide exemplary service

Our core values


We are a service-oriented department committed to professionalism through friendly and helpful interaction.


We seek to continually expand our knowledge to provide accurate and relevant information.


We strive to provide quality and timely service.