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Safety tip: Avoid mosquitoes this summer (July 29, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Avoid mosquitoes this summer It’s that season when we see often downpours resulting in everything from puddles to ponds of standing water on the streets and in our yards. Mosquitoes breed in as little as a teaspoon of water. The NMSU Fire Department suggests the following tips to avoid these insects that can…
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Safety tip: How to prevent cooking injuries (July 15, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: How to prevent cooking injuries During this challenging time, our families are doing more cooking at home instead of eating at restaurants. It’s important to remember that cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and home injuries and usually because of unattended cooking. New Mexico State University’s Fire Department has…
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Safety tip: Celebrate July 4th with caution (July 1, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Celebrate July 4th with caution The Fourth of July will be different this year. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, families will be finding new ways to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day while following state and national health official guidelines. While fireworks are part of our traditions, NMSU’s Fire Department wants you to stay…
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Safety tip: Keep hydrated as heat increases (June 17, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Keep hydrated as heat increases New Mexico State University would like to remind you, with temperatures beginning to climb, it’s extremely important to stay hydrated. You should drink at least, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Remember, 75 percent of the body’s weight is water. We lose water in many ways during the…
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Safety tip: Cleaning, disinfecting in the office (June 3,2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Cleaning, disinfecting in the office Even though the primary risk for spreading viruses like SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) is directly from another person, it is still important to keep work surfaces clean. As employees start returning to campus, each of us will be responsible for keeping our own work areas clean. Here are…
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COVID-19 Rapid Response Team Report

COVID-19 Rapid Response Team Report Our COVID-19 Rapid Response Team is making significant progress toward addressing the most urgent priorities for our return to campus. While we don’t have every answer, I want to share some information about the process that’s underway. It’s important to note that our academic calendar hasn’t changed, so you can…
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Safety tip: Protect your health in the heat (May 20,2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Protect your health in the heat High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year. Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn and prescription drug and alcohol use all can play a role…
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Safety tip: Mask, respirator or face shield (May 6,2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Mask, respirator or face shield Do you need a face mask, a face shield or an N95 respirator? As our community starts to return to normal activities, many of us are trying to figure out what we really need to wear on our faces. Here are some quick tips to help you get…
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Safety Tip: Improve your home office (April 22, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Improve your home office New Mexico State University employees have been working remotely over the past month. It’s unlikely we have the same workstation setup at home that was available in our offices. Some may set up a laptop computer on a couch, bed or kitchen table. As comfortable as some options may…
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Safety tip: Step-by-step hand-washing (April 1, 2020 Hotline)

Safety tip: Step-by-step hand-washing Good hand-washing means you don’t miss anything. New Mexico State University Police has made a video demonstrating the correct hand-washing technique and posted it at https://www.facebook.com/NMSUPolice/. Before you start, make sure you have something to dry your hands already hanging in easy reach, then turn on the faucet and: Use soap…
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