May 3, 2021

New and revised systemwide policies and standards effective May 1

The following new and revised systemwide policies and standards are in effect as of May 1:

Environmental Health and Safety Compliance (IV.A.4)
Updates to this policy incorporate the University’s four safety committees, tasked with systemwide oversight for particular areas of compliance: the Chemical Laboratory and Safety Committee, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, the Laser Safety Committee and the Radiation Safety Committee.

Official Identification Cards (IV.B.5)
This new policy provides information on eligibility for an ID card, appropriate use of ID cards, and responsibilities for protection of and access to data associated with issued ID cards.

Research and Teaching Involving Animal Subjects (I.C.2)
This policy supersedes Executive Memorandum No. B-1. It more clearly articulates the University’s expectations with regard to the treatment of animals in research, teaching and outreach activities, and it outlines the structure for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Research Involving Human Subjects (I.C.1)
This policy supersedes Executive Memorandum No. B-45. It more clearly articulates the University’s expectations with regard to research involving human subjects and outlines the structure for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Travel for University Business (II.A.3)
This policy supersedes Executive Memorandum No. B-33. It specifies the conditions under which expenses are eligible for payment or reimbursement and clarifies the authority to issue travel regulations in support of the policy. The policy also clarifies the responsibilities of travelers and explains the appropriate use of sponsored program funds for business travel.

Shipment and Transport of Hazardous or Dangerous Goods (S-22)
This new standard is issued in support of the policy on Environmental Health and Safety Compliance. It stipulates the requirement that all parcels containing hazardous or dangerous goods must be shipped or transported using campus shipping and distribution departments. This requirement promotes compliance with U.S. rules and regulations regarding the classification, description, packaging and labeling of hazardous and dangerous goods.

Visit the new and revised policies page on the University Policy Office website for links to the full text of these systemwide policies and standards. Note: Policies and standards do not apply to Purdue University Global, as it maintains its own policies and standards.


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