Category Archives: Employee Safety

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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If you smell natural gas. . .

  Click the above image or this link to Safety Information Poster

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Refresher training provided to NMSU lab researchers

Environmental Health & Safety provided safety refresher to 442 NMSU lab researchers  During October, Environmental Health & Safety instructors provided the 2016 annual safety refresher to 442 NMSU lab faculty and researchers from 12 departments in the Colleges of ACES, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences. In the image Derrik Wootton, EH&S, discusses recent U.S. lab…
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Children in the Workplace. . .prohibited in dangerous settings . .

NMSU ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND PROCEDURES Chapter 3 Employee, Student and Visitor Codes of Conduct RULE 3.15 Children in the Workplace. Students, staff, faculty, and administrators can expect to attend and teach class, or complete work or research in laboratories, libraries, offices, and other workplaces with a minimum of distractions or interruptions. Consequently, the following regulations have…
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