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Submit a Hazard Inventory Form

You must complete the online Hazard Inventory Form to participate in the Occupational Medicine Program.

Occupational Medicine Program information

EH&S coordinates the participation of Iowa State University employees in the Occupational Medicine (Occ Med) Program. The Occupational Medicine office provides medical surveillance and consultation to university employees who work with materials and under conditions that have identified and/or regulated risks.

All personnel who work with chemical, biological, or physical hazards or animal work must complete a Hazard Inventory. Refer to the Occupational Medicine Guidelines (PDF) for details on employee participation. Check out the Hazard Inventory Information to learn more about completing a hazard inventory.

Chemical monitoring ensures that employee exposure to airborne chemicals is within permissible limits. These permissible exposure limits (PELs) have been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

EH&S has implemented written chemical monitoring strategies, which are listed in the Laboratory Safety Manual (PDF) and the Occupational Medicine Guidelines (PDF). These guidelines establish that monitoring will be conducted if there is reason to believe a hazard exists or may develop in the workplace. This monitoring includes:

  • Initial Monitoring: completed when an employee exhibits signs of exposure or if there is reason to believe employee exposure exceeds the exposure limit.
  • Periodic Monitoring: conducted to ensure the effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Standard Specific Monitoring: Specific chemical standards may require chemical exposure monitoring.
  • Employee Notification: An employee is notified within 15 days of the monitoring results.

EH&S can perform chemical monitoring of various chemicals and compounds. For further information regarding chemical monitoring at Iowa State, contact EH&S.

Occupational Medicine office

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: G11 Technical and Administrative Services Building (TASF), 2408 Pammel Drive / 1015

Schedule Appointments: (515) 294-2056

For medical concerns not related to job duties

Employees: Seek advice of a personal physician

Students: Thielen Student Health Center (515) 294-5801

Emergencies: Mary Greeley Medical Center (515) 239-2011 or dial 911