Occupational Safety

IU Environmental Health & Safety Guide

Institutional environmental health & safety (EHS) is complex and requires a multifaceted approach for effective management. Institutions as diverse as IU Bloomington and IU South Bend are required by federal, state, and local governmental agencies to comply with numerous EHS regulations, rules and standards.

IU South Bend Hazard Communication Program

The IU South Bend Hazard Communication Program was developed to:

  • Inform IU South Bend employees of the hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace.
  • Ensure safe use, handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
  • Comply with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (29CFR 1910.1200) and Indiana University health & safety policy.
  • A successful Hazard Communication Program will reduce potential incidents of chemical source illnesses and injuries.

IU South Bend Exposure Control Plan

Approximately 5.6 million workers are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and the hepatitis C virus (HVC). The Exposure Control Plan prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risks from this exposure.