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NMSU OSHA 300 Log for 2011

Environmental Health & Safety is pleased to announce that the NMSU 2011 OSHA 300 log, a summary of 2011 NMSU accidents/injury, is posted on our safety.nmsu.edu website (click link or image to enlarge).  The log provides summary information on cases and time (days) lost or restricted due to reportable injury (or illness) by NMSU employees in 2011.  Links to this webpage are on the safety.nmsu homepage, NMSU_EHS Tweeter and NMSU.EHS Facebook sites.

POSTING

All NMSU-related employment units e.g. campus departments, institutes (PSL, NMDA, CEMRC), NMSU community colleges, ASC facilities, etc. should print the document and posted it on a bulletin board in a central employee area for information.  Under New Mexico law this annual summary log must be posted from February 1 through April 30.  It will be removed from this site on April 30th.

Per our discussion with NM-OSHA, the linked display on the NMSU website will meet the regulatory requirement, however we recommend that the log also be printed and posted for employee information.  Either a print of the html/jpg image (change the printer setting to landscape for better results) or the pdf file (this may require installing Adobe Acrobat) is acceptable for posting.

INJURY REDUCTION

For 2011 the number of OSHA recordable injury cases with lost or restricted time is 50, slightly less than the cases for 2010 (see figure below).  This is very good as the count has decrease substantialy over the last 8 years from the high of 159 in 2004 to the current low. With the 2011 numbers this reduced trend has persisted for 4 years. 

The noted reduction is due to a number of factors, increased emphasize on inspection, training, activity reviews, and better funding to correct safety deficiencies.  However the main factor is the increased attention to safety and well being by NMSU employees.  The university community is congratulated and encouraged to continue to work safely. 

EH&S' goal is to continue this low injury rate through our safety training, inspections and timely facility repairs to improve workplace safety and ultimately reduce medical costs, lost work and insurance premium. The bar chart (below) is modified from the last EH&S Annual Report which shows more detail on this decline.

2004-2011 injury decrease

 

EH&S provides comprehensive environmental health and safety services to the NMSU community and campuses.  Questions on the log details, requests for division summaries, or NMSU safety related concerns should be directed to my attention (address below) or alternately to Katrina Doolittle, EH&S Director.

Thank you.
David Shearer, (email), Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,
PO Box 30001 / MSC-3578, Las Cruces, NM 88003, Phone: 575-646-3327