Richard McColley

Assistant Director
Occupational Health and Safety
Staff member since:
(515) 294-9561

Primary Responsibilities

Manages the Safety and Occupational Health Services programs that promote a safe workplace through injury and illness prevention. Administers the ISU Occupational Medicine Program, including the monitoring of potential exposures to various chemical, biological and physical workplace hazards. Performs indoor air quality investigations, mold assessments and odor responses. Leads a team of experienced industrial hygiene and safety specialists


Bachelor of Science in Earth Science - University of Northern Iowa
Certificate of Cartography, University of Northern Iowa

Professional Designations/Certifications

Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Indoor Air Quality: Fungal Spore Identification
AHERA Certified Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor
NIOSH 582 - Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust
Certified 40-Hour Hazmat Technician

Professional Affiliations

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Honors and Awards

Iowa State University P&S CYtation Award - 2020