Category Archives: Employee Safety

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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Fall 2016 Lab Refresher Safety Classes scheduled

Four Lab Safety Refresher classes are scheduled in October 2016. This safety seminar class counts as annual lab safety refresher training for registered individuals that have completed the regular Laboratory Standard and/or Hazardous Waste Management classes safety class.  Registration is at http://safety.nmsu.edu/training/safety-training-calendar/ Environmental Health & Safety will present the ~60 minute large group, lab refresher…
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2016 Annual Maintenance Safety Blitz classes

Environmental Health & Safety provided 520 hours of refresher training on maintenance safety during the week of September 5th. The EH&S instructors provided the five 4-hour sessions in 2016 annual Maintenance Safety Blitz to 130 skilled-trades employees from Facility Services and DACC departments. The curriculum included refresher presentations on regulatory enforcement, spill prevention, storm water,…
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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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2016 Fall Safety Events scheduled

With the start of the fall semester, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) reminds the NMSU community of the Fall Safety Events. These events include training classes, program activities, and guidance by the EH&S, Fire and Police departments to ensure the campus is safe and prepared for emergencies. An event schedule for Las Cruces is provided…
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Hawk Territory, Precaution Reminder

The Hawk territory extends from the Astronomy Building and Frenger Mall at the north to the Intramural Field and from west of Computer Center building to the east of Breland Hall and the Activity Center.   Please use caution when walking in this area (see map).   A pair of Swainson Hawks with fledglings are…
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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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OSHA cites company owner for manslaughter in workers death

OSHA cites owner for manslaughter for failure to secure site in worker death due lack of fall protection. The manslaughter citation is in OSHA News ‘Quick Takes’.

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New Mexico Job Health and Safety Poster

New Mexico Job Health and Safety Poster (Engilish and Spanish) from NMED. Click image (jpg format) or NMOSHA-Poster-pdf1 (pdf format) to download poster    

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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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