Radiological and Environmental Management

Regulatory Compliance

Purdue is required to comply with all applicable State and Federal regulations affecting things such as, chemical waste generation, radionuclide use, public buildings, transportation of hazardous materials, and food service. These are just a handful of the regulatory areas under REM's purview.

Academic departments and other administrative units consult REM staff for advice and training on issues related to regulatory compliance in these areas, and REM staff members conduct periodic inspections and audits of campus operations and facilities in order to assess needs and lend assistance. We work with Deans, Directors, Department Heads, Safety Committees, individual staff members, research groups, and other work groups to provide training and information. We also work with other sections of Facilities Management, such as Facilities Planning, Facilities Construction, and Facilities Services on the design, construction, and renovation of work areas.

Some of the agencies which regulate and/or define these issues:

  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
  • DOT (Department of Transportation)
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
  • NTP (National Toxicology Program)
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers)

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergencies:
    • Dial 911