The University of Iowa

SAFETYmatters - Photographs during lab visits

Article published September 2019


Beginning in September 2019, photographs of deficiencies will be taken during Lab Safety Rounds, the unscheduled safety walkthroughs. Photographs will be taken during the scheduled annual laboratory review starting in January 2020. Photographs will not include proprietary research, animals, or research staff/individuals. Photographs will be included in the report sent to the Principal Investigator and lab manager(s). This change is intended to provide clarity to the lab personnel so that safety issues may be more easily addressed.  If you have any concerns, please discuss this new practice with your safety advisor.