Austin Peay State University is a Public Sector employer and is required by law to abide by the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Tennessee Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Regulations. In an effort to insure compliance with respective Laws and Regulations, and to safeguard members of the Faculty, Staff, and the Student Body of Austin Peay, this document was prepared and adopted. Faculty, Staff, and Students are required to abide by the specifications set forth in this document. Individual organizations of the University may choose to adopt more stringent guidelines than those set forth in this document. In no instance can an individual organization adopt policies or procedures that are less stringent than those prescribed by this document.