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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 or e-mail us at

Regulatory Guide Index

   List of Acronyms

   Important Phone Numbers

Occupational Safety & Health Regulations

   Abatement Verification

   Access to Employee Exposure & Medical Records


   Asbestos-Containing Mateials in Schools

   Asbestos Work Licensing

   Bloodborne Pathogens

   Emission Standards for Asbestos


   Fall Protection

   Food Service Regulations

   Hazard Communication Standard

   Indiana Occuational Safety & Health Act

   Indoor Air Quality


   IOSHA Inspection Protocol

   Lead-Based Paint disclosure

   Lead_Based Paint Program (Licensing & Work Practice Standards)

   Lead Exposure

   Lock Out/Tag Out

   Machine Guarding

   Medical Services & First Aid

   Noise Exposure

   Permit-Required Confined Space Program

   Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

   Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

   Recording & Reporting Occupational Injuries & Illnesses

   Respiratory Protection

   Swimming Pools

   Walking/Working Surfaces, General Requirements

Research Safety Regulations

   Flammable & Combustible Liquids

   Guidelines for use of CDC Select Agents

   Laboratory Safety Standard

   Laser Safety

   Licensing Requirements for Radioactive Material

   Radiation Safety for Analytical X-ray Equipment

   Radiation Safety Requirements for Particle Accelerators

   Recombinant DNA Guidelines

   Requirements for X-rays in the Healing Arts

   Standards for Protection against Radiation

   Training for Workers in a Radioactive Materials Area

   Transportation of Radioactive Materials

Environmental Regulations

   Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment: Service, Repair & Disposal

   Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicles

   Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act (CERCLA)

   Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

   General Spill Reporting

   Hazardous Waste Management

   Hazardous Waste Operation & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

   Hospital/Medical/Infectious Wastes Incinerators (HMIWI)

   National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits

   PCB Waste Management

   Solid Waste Land Disposal

   Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures (SPCC)

   Storm Water Phase II

   Title V Air Operating Permits

   Transportation of Bio-Hazardous Materials

   Transportation of Hazardous Wastes

   Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Fire Prevention Regulations

   Employee Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention Plans

   Indiana Fire Prevention Code

   Portable Fire Extinguishers


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