Academic/Research Shop Safety

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.