(Iowa State University NetID Login)
WHO should complete a Hazard Inventory?
All personnel who work with chemical, biological, or physical hazards or animal work must complete a Hazard Inventory. Refer to the Occupational Medicine Guidelines for details on employee participation.
A Hazard Inventory should be completed:
- If you are new to Iowa State University
- If there are changes in workplace hazards (addition or elimination of hazards)
- If your job position or responsibilities change
HOW to complete a Hazard Inventory (instructions with graphics)
- Login to the system using your NETID and password
- Click on Add a new Hazard Inventory
- Complete required demographic fields
- Select the hazard(s) that apply from the list OR mark NO WORKPLACE HAZARDS APPLY
- Answer Questions for each hazard that you selected
- Review your responses with your supervisor and click Submit to EH&S
WHAT hazards should you select?
When completing the Hazard Inventory, select each hazard that you are exposed to as part of your assigned job duties. Below are a few examples that may help you determine whether or not you should select a listed hazard. If you are not sure, talk to your supervisor or contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359.
If, as part of your job duties, you:
- Clean up human blood following injuries, are a designated first responder or provide medical care, do check "Human Blood & Body Fluids," but not "AIDS agent (HIV)" or "Hepatitis B Virus."
- Work in a research laboratory that studies HIV, do check "AIDS agent (HIV)."
- Analyze human blood samples for lipid content, do check "Human Blood & Body Fluids," but not "AIDS agent (HIV)" or "Hepatitis B Virus."
- Work in a laboratory that has benzene in the solvent cabinet, but you do not use it, do not check "Benzene" as a hazard. If you use "Benzene” do check "Benzene" as a hazard.
- Apply cholinesterase inhibiting pesticides, do check "Pesticide-Cholinesterase Inhibiting" as a hazard.
- Work in a building that gets sprayed with cholinesterase inhibiting pesticides for pest control, do not check "Pesticide-Cholinesterase Inhibiting" as a hazard.