UNIVERSITY SAFETY COMMITTEE
November 10, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: Katrina Doolittle, David Shearer, Dinus Briggs
for Steve Loring, Christine Pennise, David Schoep, Douglas Parten, Linda Perez,
Patti Havstad, Jose Gamon, Sidney Webb, MD for Lori McKee, and Jaime Marrujo
GUEST: Minerva Baumann, JoAnne Dupree, Bruce Vandevender and Tim
The regular Safety Committee Meeting held in Academic Research
Center, Bldg C was called to order by David Shearer, Chair, at 3:05 PM. Minutes
from October 30, 2009 were distributed prior to the meeting and were unanimously
1. NMSU Injury Report (Charles Ryder)
a. Charles distributed a copy of the Quarterly Recordable Injury Report;
explained the content of the report stating that the injuries reported were
consistent throughout the quarters since 2008.
2. Chemical Assistant database implementation, review &
update (David Shearer)
a. EH&S is implementing the
chemical database for easy access and friendlier usability.
b. Initial setup and release for the chemical database is being
projected for mid-2011.
1. New Biosafety Officer (David Shearer)
a. JoAnne Dupree introduced herself; stated that she is a NMSU graduate
and that here degree is in Micro-Biology. JoAnne was in Biology before
becoming the Biosafety Manager within the Office of Compliance.
2. New Radiation Safety Officer (Katrina Doolittle)
a. Dave Schoep was introduced as the NMSU Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
As of July 2010 his position with EH&S changed from Assistant RSO to RSO.
b. David has been the RSO at CEMRC, Carlsbad, prior to joining EH&S.
3. New Spill Reporting Form (Katrina Doolittle)
a. The Spill Reporting Form is found on the EH&S website. The purpose of
the form is to keep EH&S informed of minor spills that do not require
b. The form could be a way of keeping supervisors informed of incident
patterns that need to be addressed and training requirements for the
4. Stewart Street Road Diet for Pedestrian/Cart/Bike Safety, BR&R (David
a. A funding of Thirty thousand dollar was received for striping
crosswalks from Pain/Arrow Head to Knox. Needed for the entire project
was eighty thousand.
b. The project will proceed with the current funding and additional
funding will be requested to complete the project.
5. Incident/Near Miss Reporting (Katrina Doolittle)
a. Members were asked to share any incidents/near miss problem they may
have with the safety committee members.
6. Activity Review Committee (David Shearer)
a. Bruce Vandevender distributed the Activity Registration Form and
discussed the activity registration process. Prior to the activity, the
Activity Registration Form is to be completed by the organization having
the event and routed for the appropriate signatures before it can be
b. Homecoming review just recently came through. There have been 3
review classes for safe floats and just a few attended. Requirements are
on the EH&S website.
c. Keep State Great Project review; painting of curbs and picking up
trash on campus was performed by volunteers.
7. Bike Safety Committee Activities (David Shearer)
a. A bike safety advocacy sub-committee was set-up to deal with bike
complaints on pedestrian walk.
b. Cart and bike safety video is in preparation.
c. The Bike safey committee participated in the Focus groups discussion for
the Transportation and Parking Study currently underway
8. EH&S and News
a.EH&S provided the 2010 annual lab safety refresher
trainings for Biology, Chemsitry, Chemical Engineering and ACES. With
this year Lab Standard and Hazardous Waste refresher presentation, a section
on Radioactive Safety was added.
b. Details and numbers of trainings, inspections and disposal of
chemicals completed by EH&S was briefly explained
c. An open invitation was announced to tour the new hazardous waste site
after the meeting
9. Other News
a. Jaime Marrujo announced his retirement effective December 31, 2010
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:00 PM.
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