The University of Iowa

News and Updates

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.


EHS Laboratory Safety Seminar

Please join the Environmental Health & Safety Office for a seminar focusing on safety in the lab. Seminars will be presented at the beginning of each academic term – Fall, Spring and Summer

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Substandard Nitrile Gloves

There have been reports on campus of newly opened boxes of nitrile gloves having visible discoloration, stains, deterioration, or other signs of prior use.  Gloves may also be packaged precariously, full of crumpled gloves or some halfway inside-out, instead of flat layers of neatly packaged gloves.  These are believed to be previously used, substandard gloves packaged into counterfeit nitrile glove boxes and sold on the market as new gloves. One brand that has been implicated as substandard or fake is SkyMed; however, there are reports of other off brands as well.

SAFETYmatters Newsletter

SAFETYmatters is EHS's bimonthly newsletter. This page provides a subscription link to the electronic newsletter as well as access to previously released editions.

Accessing EHS Written Manuals and Forms

EHS uses SharePoint to maintain our written programs and documents. As a UI member, you have read access to all of the documents posted on our website and will need to log in to your UI Office 365 account to view the document(s).