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Extension cords are for temporary use only! Only UL listed, fuse protected power strips are approved for long-term use.



Office of the Dean
Phone: (208) 885-6470
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-6645
Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Janssen Engineering (JEB)
Room 125

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Dean's Office Directory


Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu




University buildings are routinely inspected by the Idaho Division of Building Safety. The DBS inspector is accompanied by a representative from UI Environmental Health and Safety and, when possible, a representative from the building. Inspection results are mailed electronically to the dean. Units are given 20 days to correct violations. Reports are routed to the Engineering safety committee.

Most commonly cited safety violations in Engineering:

  • Extension cords (non circuit protected) used as a substitute for fixed permanent wiring
  • Multi-plug adapters in use
  • Electrical power taps “daisy chained”
  • Portable heaters have no tip-over protection
  • Candles in offices
  • Household ladders (type III) in use
  • Tall (4’ or higher) cabinets or bookshelves not secured
  • Trip hazards, such as cords
  • Exits, pathways or travel blocked
  • Electrical panels and fire extinguishers obstructed
  • Fire doors propped open

Useful links on safety inspections:

Environmental Health and Safety / Facility Inspections.

This website provides standards and regulations, checklists, forms, fact sheets, FAQ’s.

Idaho Division of Building Safety, General Safety and Health Standards.Z

This site has information on a variety of topics, including ladders, first aid kits, assembly occupancies, theatre rigging, noise exposure, compressed gas tanks, and much more.