Category Archives: Employee Health

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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It’s Hot Outside

Hot weather can kill . This CDC brochure gives the warning signs and measures to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke, both serious health issues which can cause sickness, permanent injury, or death. It is a MUST READ for those NMSU employees, students, and families that work, exercise, play or travel outside in the hot…
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Caution near Campus Hawks

Please use caution when walking near the Rentfrow Gym & Regent Row areas on Steward Street, NMSU campus. A pair of Swainson Hawks are roosting in the area trees and have dived at pedestrians. If you plan to be in the area, please read the attached messages for precautions.            …
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Near Miss Incident Form

Near Miss Incident Form – Template to be completed for any NMSU near miss incidents (details on the form). This information is for use in preventing similar incidents and potential losses in the future.   The form is also located on the EHS Safety website under NMSU Loss Prevention and Loss Control    

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OSHA’s new rule limits exposure to silica inhalation

OSHA has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Key provisions: Reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. Requires…
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