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About EHS

The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) provides services intended to promote health and safety at the University of Iowa. We offer a variety of services in the areas of Biological, Chemical, Occupational and Radiation safety, and select Environmental programs. Some of the direct services that we offer include chemical and radiation exposure monitoring, worksite hazard evaluations, workplace safety surveys, safety equipment selection, safety program reviews, safety training, and disposal of hazardous chemical, radioactive and infectious waste. Consultative services include regulatory compliance assistance programs to address OSHA and EPA-related responsibilities within health care, research, academic, facility and service environments.

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Chemical Inventory EHSA

MSDSs/SDSs documentation

Training Information

Waste Pick Up Information

Researcher Handbook

Lab Close-out Procedure

What's New

GHS Labels & SDSs Course Retired

The GHS Labels and SDSs course (W503OS) has been retired.  It was originally created to fulfill a requirement of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard that was revised in 2012 to align with the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  This regulatory revision required employers to train employees on upcoming changes to chemical labels and safety data sheets (SDS) that the 2012 revised regulation requires for chemical manufacturers and distributors.  These changes included specific hazard signal words, hazard statements and precautionary statements as wel

March 2015 Lab News

Read the latest March Lab News to get informed on new topics for the University community.

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