Category Archives: Employee Health

2017 Maintenance Safety Blitz, Sept 6, 7 & 8

On September 6, 7 & 8, EH&S along with NMSU Police and Fire instructors presented the 2017 Maintenance Safety Blitz at the safety training facility (Academic Research C, rm 110,  Google Map).  The audience of 125 included skilled maintenance employees from NMSU and DACC Facilties Services groups.  Four 4-hr classes were provided during the week….
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Suspension of Chemical Waste Pickups for Disposal

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 575-646-3327 INTERDEPARTMENTAL M E M O R A N D U M SUPERVISORS PLEASE POST DATE:        June 28th, 2017  TO:           Distribute to All Lab Supervisors  FROM:     Drew Kaczmarek, Assistant Director, EH&S SUBJECT:     Suspension of Chemical Waste Pickups for Disposal  Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, July 13th, 2017…
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2016 NMSU Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report – Las Cruces campus

NMSU Consumer Confidence Drinking Water Report Each year NMSU Facilities and Services provides the NMSU Las Cruces community a detailed report on NMSU’s water quality for the Las Cruces campus.  NMSU provides a high quality drinking water that is safe.  In order to ensure the quality of our water, the New Mexico Environment Department and…
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Heat Illness Prevention

Heat Illness Prevention Memo (pdf) To: NMSU Employees (Staff, Supervisors, Faculty and Researchers) Subject: Heat Illness Prevention It’s summer and with the increasing summer heat, it is important to review the precautions to prevent heat related illnesses, which occur when the body is unable to cool itself efficiently. Heat illness is a serious medical condition that can lead…
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University Safety Committee Meeting, March 30th

To: NMSU Community Announcement:  There will be a University Safety Committee 3:30pm, Thursday March 30th, in Room 110 (Safety Training Facility), Academic Research Unit C, 1620 Standley Drive (map). Proposed Agenda (Rev.): New Online Lab Safety Training Modules: New Chemical Hygiene Plan for NMSU; HazMat Shipping Program UPDATES; Online Chemical Inventory System – EHSA improvements;…
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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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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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Safety, Health & Security Initiatives 2016

Emergency Preparedness and Safety Information   As the fall semester gets underway, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) reminds each of you to review the safety, health and security information and updates.  Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility and a collaborative effort at New Mexico State University (NMSU).  An event schedule for Las Cruces is provided on…
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Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites

If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, make sure you wear proper clothing and use an insect repellent One way to protect yourself from mosquito bites which can spread the Zika virus is to use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent. Information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html

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Heat Illness Precautions

EHS Memo on Heat Illness Precautions to Hotline on July 5, 2016     Resources Its Hot Outside (CDC brochure) – this brochure gives the warning signs and measures to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Printable CDC Brochure (pdf format) CDC Brochure in Spanish         Alternate Brochure ‘Water, Rest, Shade’ (OSHA…
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