Fall 2012 Safety Training Schedule
- Fall 2012 Safety Training (posted Aug.19, 2012)
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is pleased to provide our 2012 Fall Safety Training Schedule via monthly calenders at http://www.nmsu.edu/safety/training/calendar/ehs_cal_go.htm (also linked at safety.nmsu.edu). A summary of fall semester safety events & classes associated with the fall safety initatives is at http://goo.gl/loia5
During the fall semester, we expect to provide over 100 safety-related classes & instruction to over 1500 persons in an effort to help prevent injury, provide risk management, and comply with OSHA & EPA requirements.
Some of the training dates are tentative to allow some schedule modification for group requests. Our site includes Google satellite images and street maps of NMSU with detailed directions (map) to the safety training facility for those unfamiliar with the campus.
Safety Training Requirements
The Employee Safety class is free and is presented every other week at our training facility. The class is required under NMSU policy and is to ensure compliance with EPA and OSHA obligations for worker protection, emergency procedures and hazardous materials.
A number of staff, faculty, post-docs, graduate assistants, undergraduate employees work with hazardous materials or equipment and as such have additional training requirements beyond the Employee Safety class.
Further details on training obligations for those that work in NMSU research, shops, or agricultural settings are available on the safety website (link). Individuals and/or their supervisors should register attendees via the safety class registration on the EH&S website.
Special Evening Safety Classes
During the fall semester, EH&S will provide several evening (after work) and special safety classes for student employees and others that are unable to attend during regular business hours.
These include the following special classes
1. Defensive Driving during evenings of Aug 22/24;
2. Employee & HazCom Safety on the evening of Aug 31;
3. Employee & HazCom Safety on the evening of Sept 7;
4. Laboratory Standard safety on the evening of Sept 21; and
5. Homecoming Float Safety on Sat morning of October 13.
Maintenance Safety Classes
On September 12th, 13th & 14th, EH&S will provide six 4-hr long refresher training sessions on maintenance safety for affected employees in the Facility Services, Housing, Special Events, Physical Science Laboratory, Corbett, DACC, and ARS/agriculture as well as other NMSU departments or locations with maintenance activities.
Each session will include four 1-hour classes on the following topics:
1. Fire safety (to include fire prevention, hot works and extinguisher use;
3. Schaffolds Awareness & Lifting injuries; and
4. Shop hazards (small tool hazards) & PPE selection (via job harard analysis).
Further details and a training matrix for maintenance workers are provided on the Safety website under training.
Lab Safety Refresher Classes
In September and early October we will also provide several laboratory safety refresher classes for the sciences (chemistry, biology, etc), and affected engineering and agriculture groups. These refresher classes are to help ensure NMSU researchers comply with regulatory requirements for annual Lab Standard and Hazardous Waste training.
Please note that the refresher classes will only count as annual refresher training for those that have completed the regular Laboratory Standard and Hazardous Waste Management Safety classes. The refresher classes will not meet the initial requirements for training on those topics.
Additional details are provided via the above links and on safety.nmsu.edu.
David L. Shearer, Assistant Director, NMSU Environmental Health & Safety,