Purdue is required to comply with all applicable State and Federal regulations affecting employee safety, chemical waste generation, radionuclide use, public buildings, transportation of hazardous materials, and food service. (And these are just some of the regulatory areas under REM's purview)
Academic departments and other administrative units consult REM staff members 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 Physical Facilities, 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: