The Environmental Health and Safety Department's mission is to provides environmental and safety oversight, technical assistance, and a multitude of services to the campus community. We aim to provide and insure a safe and healthful environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To achieve this goal, we continually seek improvement in conditions and practices to minimize the risk of environmental and safety incidents.
Handwashing is one of the most important illness prevention methods. One should wash their hands frequently and correctly for the maximum effect. Read the following guide for handwashing tips.
* Questions about the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu)? Check out the IDPH site for answers. A toll-free public info line is available at 1-800-447-1985.
* Confused on what to do in the event of a chemical spill? Read the EHS procedure and be prepared.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It comes with its own set of dangers, from cooking fires to choking. Read the "Thanksgiving Safety" page to be prepared.
Also check out the 70 save driving tips if you are going to travel.
For assistance contact: Kristine Rossmiller, Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist, (515) 271-3125