Institutional environmental health and safety (EHS) is complex and requires a multifaceted approach for effective management. Institutions such as Indiana University are required by federal, state and local governmental agencies to comply with numerous EHS regulations, rules, and standards.
The primary purpose of this guide is to provide the user with a quick reference to EHS information, compliance responsibilities, and resource assistance for major regulatory requirements impacting IU. This guide can also be used to increase the overall environmental health and safety consciousness of IU administrators, faculty, and staff.
In the interest of brevity, this guide lists only the major keys to compliance and often does not provide details. For example, many regulations require training, and it will be appropriately noted. However, details concerning the requirements of the training program (e.g., topics, frequency, duration, etc.) will not be found in this guide. The reader is referred to other sources for further, detailed information.
This guide has been prepared in a three-ring binder format to facilitate updates. As regulations change, modified pages will be sent to each person possessing a copy of this guide.
Note: This informational guide is designed to be an overview and is not intended to provide an exhaustive treatment of the regulations. There is no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, that the use of this manual will satisfy all regulatory requirements since regulations and compliance policies may change. For assistance regarding environmental health and safety issues, the user should consult with the University Office of Environmental, Health, and Safety Management by calling us at (812) 855-6311, visit us online at www.ehs.indiana.edu or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.