Report a Safety Concern

Purdue University’s Safety Hotline

Telephone: (765) 494-6371


If you observe unsafe conditions or unsafe behavior, you may report your concerns via Purdue University’s Safety Hotline. Reports may be submitted for all Purdue locations including, but not limited to, Purdue University, Purdue University Northwest, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Purdue International, Inc., Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as Purdue statewide and around the world.

Purdue University remains committed to providing a safe workplace as required by OSHA regulations:

OSH Act of 1970 SEC. 5. Duties
(29 USC 654)
(a) Each employer --
    1. shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees;
    2. shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.
(b) Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations,
     and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct.


The reporting program is designed to assist Radiological and Environmental Management (REM) and other University staff in identifying unsafe conditions. Reports will be handled promptly and discreetly; however, sufficient and detailed information is necessary to conduct an appropriate investigation. Individuals will not suffer any retaliatory action for reporting or inquiring in good faith. Retaliation against any individual for making a good faith disclosure is not allowed by law. Additionally, retaliation is not permitted pursuant to Purdue policy.  For information please visit the Protection Against Reprisal for Good Faith Disclosures (Whistleblower Protection).

There are other reporting options available to you including talking to your supervisor or via local reporting mechanisms. The Hotline does not replace existing reporting mechanisms, but rather serves as an additional option.

The REM Office is responsible for the oversight of Purdue’s Safety Hotline. Please contact the Director of REM ( to report a concern.

You may call (765) 494-6371 for immediate telephone reporting.  If after business hours or the phone is not answered you may contact University Police at (765) 494-8221 who will forward the call to the appropriate personnel. If this is not a safety concern, but you see or suspect unethical or illegal behavior you should report that through the Purdue University’s Enterprise-Wide Hotline.

Please remember that the Hotline is not for emergency services. For emergency assistance, call 911.