Renovation site is marked off with caution tape that reads, "Danger: Lead Hazard Work Area Keep Out. No smoking, eating, or drinking."

Learn about lead hazards

Lead hazard information and the Iowa State University policies and procedures that apply to the use, maintenance, disturbance or removal of lead-containing materials are discussed in EH&S’ lead awareness training class and covered in the Lead Awareness Manual. These resources were developed to ensure that lead, and lead-containing materials are properly maintained and handled and to provide policies and guidelines that promote the safe management of lead at Iowa State. Questions regarding lead, its hazards, and lead testing at Iowa State may be forwarded to EH&S.

Open the Lead Awareness Manual (PDF)

Avoid Lead Contamination

Contact EH&S to initiate testing for lead if you suspect your work may require the disturbance of lead-containing materials.