News and Updates

In-Person Laboratory Safety Workshops in January 2024

EH&S will host in-person workshops on Jan. 8, 10, and 12, 2024, for on-campus laboratory workers, including faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. 

EH&S Staff Relocating on May 1 due to Renovation Project

Beginning May 1, 2023, many EH&S staff will work from alternative locations while the Environmental Health & Safety Services Building (EHSSB) undergoes an interior renovation project. If you need to meet with specific staff, please call their direct extension or (515) 294-5359 to verify their location.

EH&S Safety Courses Active in Workday Learning on April 1

EH&S safety training courses for university employees will be active in Workday Learning on April 1, 2023.

Cat Litter Buckets Needed for Laboratory Glass Disposal

The university repurposes empty Tidy Cat® litter buckets to collect glass in laboratories across campus, and more buckets are needed for the waste and recycling program. You can help by donating your empty Tidy Cats litter buckets.

Be Weather Ready This Spring

As the seasons change, the campus community’s weather risks change, too. You can stay safe this spring by being informed, prepared, and weather ready.

Student's Request Sparks 8 New AEDs in Residence Halls

Addison Salski, an Iowa State student with a heart condition, didn’t have an automated external defibrillator (AED) nearby in her residence hall. After evaluating other locations with long travel distances, the Department of Residence and EH&S decided to add eight new AEDs in other locations to improve AED accessibility in residence halls. They united to install an AED in Salski's residence hall on Feb. 15, 2023.

No Waste Pickups Feb. 14-17, 2023

Waste removal pickups will resume Feb. 20, 2023, so please allow for a little extra time for your request to be addressed. 

Heart Health Message to the Iowa State Community

February is American Heart Month, and we want to share some information and resources about how you can join us in pursuing heart health in our community. The prevalence of heart diseases and defects within our community means that you could be present when someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest.