Hazard Inventory - Occupational Medicine

Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 12.12(6)
Reviewed: March 2022
Contact: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)


Iowa State University's Occupational Medicine Program is governed by federal regulations of the:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 6th Edition, Section IV
  • U.S. Public Health Service

The department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) coordinates participation of Iowa State University employees in the Occupational Medicine Program. The program is designed to minimize personnel health risks while working with hazardous materials through monitoring and prevention.

If EH&S determines that an individual's workplace hazards require medical monitoring, the individual will receive a request to schedule an appointment with the Occupational Medicine Office for a baseline medical review, and may receive continuing periodic medical reviews.

For medical concerns not related to job duties at Iowa State University, employees should seek the advice of their personal physicians; students may go to the Student Health Center.

Policy Statement

All personnel who may have the potential of being exposed to hazards (chemical, biological, radiological or physical) in the workplace must complete a Hazard Inventory at the beginning of their employment or before working with a new hazard.