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Establish your departmental safety committee

Departments are encouraged to form safety committees to serve as independent advocates for the safety of staff, faculty, students, and visitors. EH&S is your university resource to promote safe work practices, protect health, and minimize environmental impacts.

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A safety committee works with administration, researchers, staff, and students to:

  • Implement university safety policies
  • Identify departmental hazards
  • Plan emergency preparedness
  • Cultivate an attitude of safety at Iowa State

Safety committees on campus

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition