About Us

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is an employing unit which reports the Senior Vice President for Division of Operations and Finance Services at Iowa State University (ISU). 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.

    Program Areas

    • Administrative Services
    • Asbestos and Lead
    • Biological Safety
    • Emergency Management and Outreach
    • Environmental Programs
    • Fire Safety 
    • Laboratory Safety
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Radiation Safety
    • Training and Communication

    What we do

    Emergency ManagementFire Safety
    Hazardous WasteHealth
    IncinerationIT and Web Publications
    Laboratory SafetyOutreach
    Plan ReviewPermitting
    RadiationSafety Services


    A safe and sustainable campus, community, and world.


    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

    Core Values


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


    We strive to provide quality and timely service.


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


    Diversity and Inclusion

    EH&S values the ideas and viewpoints from all people and chooses to recognize each employee’s unique gifts and talents.

    We are a diverse community, representing different

    • Culture
    • Ethnicity
    • Gender
    • Generation
    • Religion

    Iowa State celebrates and advances diversity by creating a safe place in which people can express themselves freely and share their unique talents. This diversity of talents enriches our campus by fueling creativity, innovation, and success.

    Excerpt from the
    Institutional Statement on Diversity
    Adopted April 15, 2011

    The rich diversity of our staff encourages the conception and development of unique ideas, extraordinary insights, and innovative strategies for solving problems. This diversity of perspective and practice are critical to the excellent service we provide each other and the students, faculty, and staff at Iowa State University.


    Office Hours

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm - M - F

    Summer Hours
    May 10 – August 23, 2021
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm - M - F




    EH&S offices are located in the Environmental Health and Safety Services Building (EHSSB)


    Visit Us

    ISU Faculty, Students and Staff - there is a $5.00 fee to park if you do not have a current ISU parking permit.  If you plan to drive, please ensure your vehicle has the current ISU parking permit displayed.  Permits can be obtained by clicking here.  EH&S will not issue visitor parking permits.  If you do not have a current ISU parking permit, you can park in a metered space and pay to park.

    Non-ISU Visitors - there is a $5.00 fee to park in an ISU parking lot.  Permits can be obtained by clicking here.   EH&S will not issue visitor parking permits.  If you choose not to get a permit, you can park in a metered space and pay to park.

    Strategic Plan

    EH&S Strategic Plan