Category Archives: Employee Safety

Safety tip: Field trips (July 25, 2018 Hotline)

Safety tip: field trips  NMSU Hotline — July 25, 2018 Summer and regular semester activities may include field trips in the natural environment or the broader community, which are often away from the normal support networks of the university. These activities require quality planning in advance to ensure safety in field locations, which are inherently…
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NMSU awarded bronze level Bicycle Friendly University!

New Mexico State University was awarded the bronze level Bicycle Friendly University designation by the League of American Bicyclists in November 2017. This prestigious award is presented only to campuses with remarkable commitments to bicycling, and is awarded based on multiple factors, aka the five Es: ride encouragement, safety education, traffic enforcement, infrastructure engineering improvements,…
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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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Caution, aggressive Hawks on Campus

Please use caution when walking near the Rentfro Gym & Regent Row areas on Stewart Street, NMSU campus. A pair of Swainson Hawks are roosting in the area trees and have dived at pedestrians.  Since the beginning of July, the hawks are being more aggressive.  The reports indicate that they have dived and struck pedestrians on…
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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 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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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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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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