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Safety tip: Beware of hawks on campus ( July 10, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Beware of hawks on campus The Swainson’s hawks have returned to NMSU. There is a nesting pair, with three fledgling chicks, that makes their home in trees to the north of Rentfrow Hall. The adult hawks are aggressive and serious about keeping perceived threats away from its nest and the fledglings as they…
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Safety tip: Office Hazards (June 19, 2019)

Safety tip: Office hazards You may think working in a comfy, climate-controlled office is safe and hazard-free, but there are many risks to your safety and health all around you. Can you spot the hazards in this one-minute video, https://bit.ly/2xlczCi, from the National Safety Council? Tips to help prevent possible injuries: Check your workstation for…
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Safety tip: Lithium batteries (June 5, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Lithium batteries We are living in a world surrounded by electronic devices powered by rechargeable batteries. Cellphones, laptop computers, tablets and electronic cigarettes are some that come to mind. But there are many other devices that make use of lithium-ion batteries, including electric scooters, which are fast becoming more prevalent on college campuses…
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Safety tip: Spring cleaning (May 15,2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Spring Cleaning We often think of spring cleaning as getting our homes in order. As an employer, have you stopped to think about your workplace as well? Good housekeeping, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, protects employees from injuries, keeps the workplace clean and most importantly, results in improved safety. Workplace…
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Safety tip: Stay hydrated (May 1, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Stay hydrated Drinking at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of fluid every day is important to balance your internal water level. With temperatures warming up in Las Cruces, New Mexico State University would like to remind you to pay even more attention to your body to make sure you don’t suffer from dehydration. Remember,…
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Safety tip: Measles (Rubeola) outbreak (April 17, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Measles (Rubeola) outbreak The United States is experiencing its second-highest number of measles cases since it was eliminated in 2000. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 465 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 19 states since Jan. 1. The disease is spreading in U.S. communities that have relatively high…
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Aggie Safety Fun Fest

Join us at the Aggie Safety Fun Fest this Saturday, April 20th!

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Safety tip: What to do if your car catches fire (April 3, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: What to do if your car catches fire With the hot months coming, the chances of your car overheating and possibly catching fire become greater. Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad…
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Safety tip: Labeling hazardous waste (March 6, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: Labeling hazardous waste Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management would like to remind the NMSU community to fully close and fully label each of your hazardous waste containers. NMSU undergoes unannounced New Mexico Environment Department/Environmental Protection Agency compliance inspections, and steep fines can be levied. Please ensure all of your hazardous waste containers…
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Safety tip: New online class focuses on hazardous materials safety (February 20, 2019 Hotline)

Safety tip: New online class focuses on hazardous materials safety Would you like to learn how to handle hazardous materials safely and protect our environment from the waste that is generated? There are several learning opportunities and the newest is an online refresher training for hazardous waste management and laboratory safety. These classes provide information…
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