Safety at Iowa State University

Iowa State University strives to ensure the safety of students, employees and visitors to its facilities. Environmental Health and Safety works to minimize dangers and provide information to encourage a safe environment. 

It is essential that students, employees and visitors heed safety precautions to prevent accidents and report any incidents to the proper personnel. Please take the time to view information related to your activity and location.

Accident ReportingAnimals
ErgonomicsPersonal Protective Equipment
ShopsViolence-Free University Policy


Laboratory Safety

Animal ResearchBiological Research
EH&S Research Support Checklist (PDF)EH&S Training
Laboratory SafetyLaboratory Safety Manual
Laser ResearchRadiation Research
Waste & Recycling 

Research Support Services

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Institutional Review Board (IRB)Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR)
Office for Responsible Research (ORR) 
Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) 

Visitors to Iowa State University

Campus Information

Building Emergency MapsEmergency Contacts
Emergency Reponse Poster (PDF)Violence-Free University Policy


Farm Safety

AnimalsFarm Safety for Just Kids
Farm Safety ResourcesShop Safety
Tractor Safety Tractor Safety Guidelines

Iowa State University Extension

Extension Resources

ISU Extension Farm Safety PublicationsISU Extension Safe Farm

Food Safety

CDC Food SafetyFDA Food Website
ISU Extension Food SafetyPartnership for Food Safety Education
USDA Food Safety 

Family Safety

Farm Safety for Just Kids

College Safety Sites

Agriculture and Life SciencesHuman Sciences
Veterinary Medicine 

Department Safety Sites

Agricultural & Biosystems EngineeringElectrical & Computer Engineering
Food Science & Human Nutrition 

Government Agencies

Center for Disease Control - Histoplasmosis (bird droppings)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 

Other Agencies

National Fire Protection Association


  • Work-related injuries: Report immediately (no matter how minor) to your supervisor.
  • Safety-related questions: Contact EH&S at 515-294-5359.