New Mexico State University’s Academic Shop Safety Policies and Practices cover all aspects of physical plant and operations that contribute to safety, including supervision and monitoring, training pre-requisites, protective equipment, hours of operation, ingress and egress, tool guarding, warnings and advisories, facilities infrastructure, and safety inspections. The program is designed to ensure that NMSU academic shops meet industry-level safety practices, tailored for a university environment.
Promoting and maintaining a culture of safety depends on the individual behavior of everyone: students, staff, monitors, supervisors and faculty. We must look out for each other, teach each other, and when appropriate, caution each other. This policy was developed by as part of a larger, system-wide effort to promote a practical culture of safety at NMSU.
- Academic Shop Safety Policies and Practices
- Tool Safe Guarding and Controls Guide
- NMSU Academic Shop Tool Use Safety Agreement
- Academic Shop Rules Poster Example