POLICY: Employee Safety Training
|New full time employees
New employees should observe the requirement for safety training via the
Employee Safety & HazCom Class. This class is presented at least every other week and is scheduled to coordinate with the New Employee Benefit Orientations sessions. This class is required under NMSU policy and is slated to help NMSU comply with EPA and OSHA obligations. This requirement is noted on the employment letter to new full time
employees. Previously hired employee are also welcome. |
Depending on your work activities additional safety training from EH&S may also
be required under federal and/or state laws or by NMSU policy, e.g. defensive
driving for vehicle or cart operator permit, lab standard for lab research,
respirator safety, fork lift, aerial lift, bloodborne, haz-material shipping,
etc (see required classes for
safety class description). Also please review the following:
Training Matrix for Trades
||* ||Training Matrix for Academic (in prep)|
|Temporary, part-time, student, graduate,
& post-doctoral employees
Department heads and other supervisors should be aware
that all NMSU employees, that work with hazardous materials are required,
at a minimum, to attend the
Employee & HazCom Safety class. This
includes temporary, part-time, post-doc, graduate, student and any other
employees that work with these materials in instructional, research, shop, art,
or agricultural settings. As these employees may not receive an employment letter, and their
supervisors may not be aware of above requirements, EH&S asks that
this information be forwarded to them or otherwise brought to their attention.
As noted above your work or research activities may require additional safety
training from EH&S per federal and/or state laws or by NMSU policy (see required
safety class description)
NMSU policy, and
legally, supervisors (faculty or staff) can be held legally responsible for
ensuring that all personnel (regular, graduate, or student employee)
that they supervise are aware of potential hazards and are appropriately trained in
general and any specific operational procedures for a safety work environment.
Health and Safety policy).
& dept. obligations
In addition to the above, many departmental work areas
require additional refresher training (e.g.
standard, hazardous waste management,
bloodborne, biosafety, asbestos
respirator, lockout, etc) on annual or
periodic basis as well as documents
(e.g. chemical inventory, MSDSs, chemical hygiene plan, infection control
plan) to operate within the safety regulations (rules of law). In most
cases, EH&S provides the initial & refresher training
and checks for annual document updates.
|Supervisors (faculty or staff) are responsible for ensuring training
for those that they supervise.
Checklists on required employee
training and documentation are available for: