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Part I: Introduction
Toxic Substances

In accordance with the Indiana University Hazard Communication Program, whenever a substance is identified as being toxic, prior to any clean up or removal of the substance, the university shall determine the nature of the substance, its toxic properties, and the safe and recommended method of working with the substance, including the appropriate personal protective equipment necessary when working with the substance. The university shall supply a copy of the information to the affected employees and to the President of AFSCME Local 832. Any cleanup shall be under the supervision of an Industrial Hygienist, or other similarly qualified professional, who shall have the authority to immediately stop work to protect the safety and health of workers or to prevent harm to the environment.

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