Environmental, Health and Safety supports the NMSU mission by promoting a safe, healthful environment in a proactive and cost effective manner that helps the University community minimize their risk.
Environmental, Health and Safety is committed to facilitating University safety, health and environmental protection by providing and coordinating programs and services that support teaching, learning and research activities. Through these EH&S programs and our partnerships with various constituents of the campus and regulatory agencies, we prevent personal injury, recognize and control hazards, minimize risk and loss, and provide leadership in environmental stewardship.
EH&S fulfills its mission by implementing programs and services in nine major areas:
- Education and Training
- Research and Laboratory Safety
- Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management
- Occupational Safety for Shops, Agriculture and Office Operations
- Campus Safety
- Accident, Incident and Exposure Investigations
- Loss Prevention and Loss Control
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Compliance
NMSU will be a recognized leader by customers, regulators, and our peers in establishing an effective safety culture which holds employees at all levels accountable for environment, health, and safety performance. Our goals are to have a workplace free of injuries and hazardous exposures, to prevent or minimize any adverse impact to the environment, to provide services of the highest quality to the NMSU system and to be recognized as leaders in the areas of environmental protection, health and safety. Responsibility for health, safety and environmental protection will be an integral requirement of all employees and students of New Mexico State University.
Our department will be comprised of individuals committed to our mission and values and the highest professional practices and standards. We provide quality services to our customers by understanding their individual needs and measuring our effectiveness. We carry out our responsibilities with knowledgeable professionalism. We provide creative, reasonable and timely solutions. We empower and require accountability of our team in a supportive work environment where we can achieve our full potential.
The EH&S Team will practice their profession by following recognized scientific principles and management practices, factually informing affected parties of their findings in an honest, straightforward manner, exhibit the highest level of integrity, honesty and empathy, while never compromising the public’s welfare. Our team will strive to be involved in continual education and professional development, to provide superior customer service in all areas, to perform service only in the areas of their competence, and maintain information as confidential when appropriate.