Indiana University Environmental Health and Safety (IUEHS) develops, implements, and operates comprehensive programs that protect both the university community and the natural environment.
We are dedicated to providing professional leadership in the evolution, development, implementation, and operation of comprehensive environmental health and safety programs to prevent injuries and illnesses and protect the environment. This will be achieved through quality customer service, research, application of best practices, technical assistance, and education.
Management and organizational structure
IUEHS is organized into six functional groups:
- The Laboratory Safety, Biological Safety, and Radiation Safety groups manage the safe use of chemical, biological, or radioactive materials and equipment. They mainly support research at IU, but also support academic and administrative units that use chemical, biological, or radioactive agents.
- The Environmental Management group manages the proper transportation and disposal of chemicals and biological materials, water protection, and air compliance monitoring, as well as emergency response for hazardous materials.
- The Public Health group manages food safety, disease prevention, and pool, spa, and beach safety. They are focused on preventing the start and spread of illness in the IU community caused by pests and food or waterborne agents.
- The Occupational Health and Safety group is responsible for ensuring the safety of all IU employees while they are performing their jobs. It focuses on ensuring safe work areas and equipment, as well as safe work procedures and personal protection.
IUEHS is managed by Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA) which includes IU Emergency Management and Continuity and IUPD on all IU-administered campuses. PSIA is managed by the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs.