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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART II. COMMUNITY POLICIES
DIVISION I HUMAN RIGHTS, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

(Written to conform to Regents Procedural Guide 3/74; amended 9/93; 10/95; 9/97)

CHAPTER 25: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICE

(Amended 9/93; 6/01; 7/1/08)

25.1
The Environmental Health & Safety Office is maintained by the University for the protection of the health and safety of students and staff. The office reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research.

25.2
The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) is responsible for the administration of biological, chemical, general safety, radiological, select environmental programs, and other programs deemed necessary for the health and safety of the University community. The standards by which workplace environments are judged are federal, state, and local regulations.

25.3
The Environmental Health & Safety Office will recommend, administer, and implement University policy, enforce standards for health and safety within its jurisdiction, exercise surveillance over appropriate issues of health and safety, review plans for new construction and remodeling of University buildings and facilities as directed, and advise the Vice President for Research on the status of the various safety programs.


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