The University of Iowa

EHS Open “Office” Hours

You asked, and we listened. Starting in January 2024, one of our safety team advisors will host a monthly open Zoom meeting for anyone on campus to drop in and ask any safety-related question you have.  If you don’t have a question, come anyway. We will have a 1-2 slide presentation each month to cover one of the top issues we see during our annual lab reviews.


Meetings will be the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00pm.  In order to join the meeting, your HawkID and password will be required.

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The presentation schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 17th  - ICON Training & Site-Specific forms

Wednesday, February 21st  -  Chemical Storage & Segregation

Wednesday, March 20th  - Housekeeping!

Wednesday, April 17th - Chemical Waste – Containers and Labeling

Wednesday, May 15th - Chemicals!!

Wednesday, June 19th -  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the PPE Hazard Assessment Tool

Wednesday, July 17th - Expectations for Emergency Showers, Eyewashes, Electrical Panels & Fire Extinguishers

Wednesday, August 21st - Fume Hood Issues and Biosafety Cabinets

Wednesday, September 18th - Food or Drinks in the Lab & the Dress Code

Wednesday, October 16th - Bloodborne Pathogens and the HBV survey

Wednesday, November 20th - Your Chemical Inventory in EHS Assist and your Biological Agent Inventory

Wednesday, December 18th - Chemical Spills & Your Spill Kit