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NMSU Severe Injury Reporting Requirements

NMSU Severe Injury Reporting Requirements – Effective: 1/1/2016, re-posted NMSU site Feb 2017 Background The OSHA federal regulations under 29 CFR 1904 for reporting workplace injuries were revised, as of January 1, 2015. The implementation date of the new federal requirements in states that operate their own safety and health programs (such as New Mexico)…
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2016 Safety Violations, Top 10

2016 Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violation in USA (Summary source: OSHA website and Safety and Health Magazine article) Violation frequency by count is shown on the 2016 Top 10 table (image at right).  The first 5 violations by rank are Fall Protection, Hazard Communication (Chemical safety), Scaffolding, Respirator Protection, and LockOUT/TagOUT (Electric Safety).  …
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NMSU 2016 injury summary (OSHA 300 log)

NMSU 2016 OSHA 300 log. Environmental Health & Safety notes the annual summary of employee injuries and illnesses is posted on the NMSU safety website (and repeated in this NEWS post). This log lists summary information on cases and lost work days or days with restricted work because of a reportable injury or illness by…
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2017 University Street crosswalk construction

Construction of new crosswalk near Hagerty Rod intersection (think Chick-fil-a) is underway. Road work will to include new mid-street island and HAWK traffic signals. (see Jan 11, 2017 news clip) Construction expected to cause some delays into February.  

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Safety tip: slow down, look around

This safety message is to remind you to slow down while driving and observe your surroundings as a pedestrian. Over the winter break, the university reduced lanes on Espina from two lanes going both ways to one lane each way in order to create bicycle lanes and a turning lane.The city’s new crosswalk on University…
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New Espina Street configuration

Construction work on the Espina Street road diet over the winter break is complete.  The work started January 9 and finished before classes start (Jan 12, 2017). First image (right) is on view northward from North Horseshoe intersection to University         Image 2 shows and aerial view of Espina from University southward…
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If you smell natural gas. . .

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HazWaste Pick Up Suspended

                                  EHS-Memo-StopHazWastePickUpDueQuarterlyShipment-Jan2017

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Philadelphia: University student arrested for operating a drone

November 17, 2016  –Drexel University student was arrested after police say he was operating a drone over a protest in Center City Philadelphia. Joseph Roselli has been charged with aggravated assault, causing/risking catastrophe, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. It’s alleged the drone (shown in image) nearly hit a police helicopter says Chief Inspector…
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When washing isn’t cleaner

Think washing always makes things cleaner? Think again.   Take a look a the video by New Mexico State University’s Media Productions titled “Don’t wash your chicken. . . ”   Washing raw meat and poultry could spread bacteria around your kitchen.         Food Safety experts (including USDA) do not recommend washing…
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