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Spring 2014 Safety Training


Spring 2014 Safety Training (posted Jan, 2014) 

Spring 2014 Safety Training Schedule

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is pleased to provide our 2014 Spring Safety Training Schedule via monthly calenders at  [also linked off the homepage at During the semester, we expect to provide over 100 safety-related classes & instruction to over 1000 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. Your attention is directed to the following notes below on

* Safety Training Requirements

* Special Evening Classes,

*Maintenance Safety Training for main and community college campuses,  and

* Agriculture Training Classes at main campus and remote facilities. 

I also mention the expected scheduling of a spring lab safety refresher class as well as special safety seminars which will be announced.

Safety Training Requirements

All new regular, temporary, part-time, post-doc, graduate, and student employees on main campus should observe the minimum safety training via the Employee Safety & HazCom Class. 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 (required safety training link).  Individuals and/or their supervisors should register attendees via the safety class registration on the EH&S website.

Special Evening Safety Classes

EH&S will provide several evening (5-8pm) safety classes for busy student employees and others that are unable to attend during regular business hours. These will include the Employee & HazCom Safety Class, Lab Standard, Respirator Safety, Lab Biosafety, and Animal Worker Safety classes (please see schedule).

Maintenance Safety Classes

EH&S has scheduled several maintenance classes for skilled trade employees in the Facility Services, Housing, Special Events, Corbett, and other departments. These classes include training on: 1) Scaffolds Awareness, 2) Fall Protection, 3) Ladder safety, 4) Lifting ( & Back) Safety, 5) Lockout Tagout Procedures, 6) Asbestos awareness, 7) Confined Space Entry, 8) Aerial Lift Safety and 9) Fork Lift Safety (see schedule for class dates).  Further details and a training matrix for maintenance workers will be provided on the Safety website under training. 

Agriculture Safety Classes

EH&S will also present agriculture safety training for staff, researchers, and faculty at the main campus, nearby NMSU facilities, as well as the remote agricultural facilities.  These campus classes include 1) Workplace Protection Standard (WPS), 2) Tractor & Ag. Equipment Safety,  3) Aerial Lift Safety, 4) Fall Protection, 5) Ladder safety, 6) Lifting Safety, 7) Confined Space Entry, 8) Lockout Tagout program and 9) Animal Worker Safety.  The classes at remote facilities will include a subset of the above depending on the facility needs.  Additional details are provided via the above links and on

Thank you

David shearer, Asst Director
Environmental Health & Safety