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NMSU Fall Safety Training

The 2017 Fall Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) training schedule is available via the safety training calendar.  The safety training facility is in Academic Research C building. A map is on the Safety home page. Safety Training Requirements are determined based on work activities.  Guidelines for workers are provided by work categories: non-laboratory, lab and research…
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An Alliance of Faculty & Environmental Health & Safety Toward Safety Goals

Dr. David Rockstraw of Chemical & Materials Engineering (CHME) and Derrik Wootton from Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) recently presented at the 2017 Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Annual Conference. Together they discussed the alliance between CHME and EH&S to establish a positive safety culture at NMSU. Tools and strategies that have…
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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 Precautions

A new video from OSHA aims to inform workers of all ages about the importance of taking precautions against heat illness. Dozens of workers die every year because of working in the heat, OSHA says. Most of those deaths take place in the first few days of working in the heat, which makes it especially…
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Five Safety Staff receive awards today

EH&S Safety Staff receive awards March 31, 2017 Click image below or http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2017/03/2017_0330-ServiceStricklandAwards.pdf  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Respirator Safety Program Change: Fees

PROGRAM CHANGE: Fees for Respiratory Medical Evaluation   The recent staff reduction at Campus Health Center has impacted their continued ability to provide medical evaluations for respirator wearers.  We need to use a new provider to obtain medical certification and there will be an associated fee. This is a one-time cost for employees that wear…
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2016 Safety Violations, Top 10

2016 Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violation in USA (Summary source: OSHA website and Safety and Health Magazine article) Violation frequency by count is shown on the 2016 Top 10 table (image at right).  The first 5 violations by rank are Fall Protection, Hazard Communication (Chemical safety), Scaffolding, Respirator Protection, and LockOUT/TagOUT (Electric Safety).  …
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2017 University Street crosswalk construction

Construction of new crosswalk near Hagerty Rod intersection (think Chick-fil-a) is underway. Road work will to include new mid-street island and HAWK traffic signals. (see Jan 11, 2017 news clip) Construction expected to cause some delays into February.  

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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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Philadelphia: University student arrested for operating a drone

November 17, 2016  –Drexel University student was arrested after police say he was operating a drone over a protest in Center City Philadelphia. Joseph Roselli has been charged with aggravated assault, causing/risking catastrophe, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. It’s alleged the drone (shown in image) nearly hit a police helicopter says Chief Inspector…
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