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Communicable Disease Preparedness Flyer

Flyer

In the interest of minimizing the spread of communicable diseases the Communicable Disease Preparedness Committee provides the attached flyer. (more…)

NMSU 2007 OSHA 300 Log posted (posting Feb 1 to April 30, 2008)

OSHA

The NMSU 2007 Injury Summary (the 2007 OSHA 300 log) is hereby posted on the NMSU Safety website for viewing (click link for post). Under New Mexico law this annual summary log must be posted from February 1 to April 30. This web posting completes NMSU obligations, however the log should be printed and posted in the workplace for employee information.  The log can be printed from the PDF file or the html/gif image (change the printer setting to landscape to print the html/gif image).

Requests for additional information on the log, for division summaries, or for access after April 30, should be directed to Chuck Ryder at 575-646-3327. (PDF format)

Policy: Controlled Access Areas & Cart Safety Program (Approved Dec. 12, 2007)

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Controlled Access Area

At the initial request of the campus community, in the interest of safe use of campus areas, and as provided by state and federal legal statues, the Controlled Access Areas Policy and Cart Safety Program were approved by NMSU Administration Council on December 12, 2007 for Las Cruces Campus. (more…)

Email: New Controlled Access and Utility Cart Program (Jan 25, 2008)

Email from: Katrina Doolittle, Envir. Health & Safety

NMSU has established controlled access areas on the Las Cruces campus to restrict the operation of motorized vehicles on sidewalks and turf areas (approved policy attached). (NMSU-abcd email distribution) (more…)

Chemical inventory needed for new DHS Security chemical rule (email Dec. 19, 2007)

To: Department Heads, Directors and Deans with areas using or storing chemicals
Please distribute to all individuals responsible for chemical use/storage

From: Katrina Doolittle, Director for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)

We require your help to ensure that NMSU complies with the new Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. It requires all facilities with chemicals (including Colleges, Universities, Utility Companies, Heating/Cooling Plants, Farms, etc) to review their chemicals and report any location that has any chemicals of interest (COI) in excess of its screening threshold quantity (STQ). (more…)

NMSU Police: Public safety alert and guidelines (email Dec. 13, 2007)

TO: NMSU Campus Community
FROM: Jaime Chavez, Chief of Police

RE: Campus Safety Alert
NMSU is encouraging all members of the community to continue to be vigilant about personal safety. A multi-agency task force comprised of local, state, and federal officers is still investigating the October 31 attack of a female in her on-campus residence. In addition, security patrols are continuing in the evenings in the area. (more…)

Webcast: The new DHS Chemical Security Rule (11am Thursday Nov 29, 2007)

A webcast titled “Completing the Top Screen: Compliance Advice for Universities on the New Chemical Security Rules” will be presented 11am, Thursday 11/29/2007 at the EH&S training facility, rm 110, Academic Research C, 1620 Standley Drive (map and directions to building).

The two hour webcast is directed at those having supervisory, management & administrative responsibility for NMSU labs, shops, warehouse and farm areas, but it is open to all the university community. In view of the short 60 day requirement for compliance with the new law, NMSU Colleges, Institutes, and Divisions with these areas need to be informed and hopefully well-represented at this presentation. We will have a sign in sheet and will note the session as safety training. (more…)

DHS Chemical Security Rule (CFATS) finalized, implications for NMSU

Some of you may have heard of the new chemical security rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The initial (preliminary) standards were published in April (see Chemical Rule: regulatory framework) but the scope of the law (as determined by Appendix A, the chemical list), was delayed and revised due to numerous comments. Appendix A and several modifications were finalized on November 20. EH&S is the lead department for NMSU on this matter and as institutional representative to DHS will determine the reporting for all NMSU facilities. The following is a review of the rule and its initial implication for those in charge of affected NMSU facilities. (more…)

NM OSHA talk (Nov. 16) on law and methods for underground utilities

The following from Howard Gentry, NM Occupational Health & Safety Bureau, describes the meeting and presentation slated for November 16, at the EH&S Training Facility, rm 110, Academic Research C, rm 110, 1620 Standley Dr., NMSU Campus. The presentation is open to affected University employees and underground utility contractors in southern New Mexico. Maps to the EH&S facility are available at http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/maps/map-link.htm. Additional information is available from the contacts listed.
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DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulatory framework [interim rule 04/09/07]

The following text provides information on the Regulatory Framework for the Homeland Security (DHS) interim rule: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) issued April 9, 2007. (Additional information on the interim rule is posted on this website at http://web.nmsu.edu/~ehs/safetynews/?p=200)
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NMSU Emergency Plans Policy (NMSU Policy Manual Sept 18, 2007)

NMSU Emergency Plans Policy (final draft)

All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP)

Each component of the New Mexico State University System shall maintain an “All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan” to guide responders, administration, and the community during emergency situations. (more…)

Meeting Reminder: Communicable Disease Preparation Committee, Oct. 9, 2007

There is a meeting of the CDPC scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 9 at 3:00pm in Academic Research Building C Safety Training room. If you cannot attend please identify who will be attending to represent your area. Summary of last meeting have been posted on safety website (LINK).
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Keep your guard up against West Nile Virus and mosquitoes (Sept 28, 2007)

 Protection against West Nile Disease

Since the August 10 memo on this topic, confirmed cases of this disease in the US have increased dramatically (link). As of 9/25/07 there were 44 confirmed cases in New Mexico and 13 in Dona Ana county (the highest in the state) (link). So far this year, there have been two fatalities in New Mexico attributed to severe cases of West Nile disease. These include an 80-year-old Dona Ana County man and a 76-year-old man from McKinley County (9/21/07 Las Cruces SUN-NEWS local copy). As this is a mosquito-borne disease, the CDC and NMDOH are also trapping and counting the mosquitoes carrying the virus. Dona Ana currently has 36 of the 72 mosquito pools in NM that have tested positive for the virus.
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DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards [Interim April 9, 2007]

On April 9, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Interim Final Rule that imposes comprehensive federal security regulations on high-risk chemical facilities.

Guidelines, using a risk-based approach, were developed after reviewing comments from state and local partners, the U.S. Congress, private industry and the public. (More on the development of this rule)
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Emergency Action Plan Update Reminder (Sept. 4, 2007)

   Department heads, it is once again time to update your departmental Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and to review departmental safety procedures. (more…)

Lab Safety: Waste generators must leave head space to prevent explosions (Aug 31, 2007)


Exploded container at waste facility


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NMSU Safety & Security Initiatives for Fall 2007 (email Aug 21, 2007)

    TOPICS: Emergency Preparedness, Alerts & Evacuations, Fire & Safety Training, Safety & Health Fairs

    Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in collaboration with NMSU Fire, Police and Health Centers are pleased to announce the following Safety and Security Initiatives on the NMSU Las Cruces campus this fall.

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NEWS: Follow up tests show NMSU water is clean (July 27, 2007)

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Chemical waste pickup suspended (July 20-August 13) for quarterly shipment preparation

    MEMO (ABCD email distribution) July 6, 2007

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New Employees: Defensive Driving & Safety Training Classes - Fall 2007

For departments expecting new (staff, faculty, grad, temporary and part-time) employees for the Summer &/or Fall semester, this is a note on the Defensive Driving Class (DDC) offerings for the Fall semester and is to serve as a reminder on the requirements for safety training. Hiring departments should provide a copy of this memo to new employees.
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NMSU Drinking Water Notice (memo 04/19/07)

NMSU drinking water notice - Monitoring requirements not met (email 4/18/2007)

Health & Safety presentation by NM Risk Management, 4/18/07 (memo)

Matt Cassidy, New Mexico Risk Management and Loss Control, will present a Health and Safety training class (more…)

Chemical waste pickups suspended (April 20-May 3, 2007)

This service will resume Friday, May 11, 2007 (more…)

Adult CPR class for spring semester offered on April 5, 2007 (Memo)

This is to announce that an adult CPR class will be offered on Thursday April 5 (1-4 pm) at EH&S office. (more…)

5th ed. “Biosafety in Microbiological & Biomedical Labs.” available (memo 02/20/07)

Attn: Biosafety Committee
FYI, the 5th Edition of Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (the BMBL) has been posted on the internet (more…)

“Healthy Heart Wednesday” BBHT Meeting Feb. 21, 2-6pm (Memo)

February is American Heart Month and the monthly BBHT event is to promote and attend “Healthy Heart Wednesday” at the Student Wellness Center in the James Delamater Activity Center.
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Passenger Van Rollovers, remove rear seats for safety (memo 02/07/07)

From: Barry Law, Director, NMSU Transportation Services
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a warning expressing their concern over 15 passenger van rollover frequency.
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NMSU 2006 OSHA 300 Log posted

OSHA

The NMSU 2006 Injury Summary (the 2006 OSHA 300 log) has been posted (click link) on the EH&S web site. Under New Mexico law this annual summary log must be posted from February 1 to April 30. This web posting completes NMSU obligations, however the log should be printed and posted in the workplace for employee information.  The log can be printed from the PDF file or the html/gif image (change the printer setting to landscape to print the html/gif image).

Requests for additional information on the log, for division summaries, or for access after April 30, should be directed to Chuck Ryder at 505-646-3327. (PDF format)

Update (May 3, 2007) the OSHA 300 log has been removed from the web posting as per requirement. For information on the log please contact Chuck Ryder 505-646-3327.

Safety & Defensive Driving Classes - Sp/Su2007 schedule (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to provide the 2007 spring/summer schedule for Safety Training and Defensive Driving Classes. (more…)

“New Year’s Resolution Time” BBHT Meeting Jan. 25 (Memo)

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    Brown Bag Health Topic “New Year’s Resolution Time (A time for change)”, January 25, 12-12:50 pm. January is the month to start on those resolutions for the new year, so this thursday’s BBHT talk will cover the NMSU programs and opportunities for improving your fitness and personal wellness.

    On Thursday, January 25th Mr. Shon Myer, Assistant Director Fitness/Wellness, Physical Ed Recreation and Dance, will present an overview of the available programs that you can participate in and join at NMSU (flyer). He will discuss NMSU programs to include:

    * New Years resolution fitness incentives program,
    * Pre-natal fitness exercise classes,
    * Free group fitness/aerobics classes,
    * Lifestyle enchancement programs
    * Ongoing wellness services such as nutrition analysis, body composition, wellness assessments, etc and
    * more (see his agenda on safety website below).

    The presentation will be in the NMSU Safety Training Facility, room 110, in Academic Research Unit C (map).

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Fitness and Wellness classes for NMSU employees (memo 01/17/07)

Chemical pick up suspended (Jan 3, 2007) for quarterly shipment preparation

Memo ABCD-distribution (click here)

“Strengthening Lower Body: Lot Circuit Training” BBHT Meeting Dec. 14, 2007 (memo)

The end of the year is finally here. Are you feeling the stress of finals week? Do you need a break? If so, come work it out.
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“How Many Calories” BBHT meeting, Nov. 30, 2006 (Memo)

The Thankgiving Holiday week is here and EH&S (The Safety office) wishs everyone a safe holiday. Also EH&S is pleased to announce an appropriate Brown Bag Health Topic talk for the Thursday after Thanksgiving.
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“Diet Fads and Myths” BBHT meeting Oct. 26, 2006 (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to announce the Brown Bag Health Topic talk for this Thursday over the lunch hour. (more…)

Announcement: Facilities Safety Fair, Oct. 13, 2006 (Memo)

This is a quick reminder of the Facilities Safety Fair on this Friday, October 13, from 9 am to 2 pm. The event is to be located on the Intramural Activity Field, across from the Greek Complex at the corner of Wells and Locust Streets (campus map). (more…)

“Exercise and Heart Rate” BBHT meeting, Sept.21, 2007, (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to announce the first talk in the Fall 2006 series of BBHT (Brown Bag Health Talks) over the lunch hour. (more…)

Pan Flu Preparedness Webcast at NMSU, Sept. 2006 (archived show available)

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No Notice Fire Drills & Evacuations, Sept 18 - 22, 2006 (Memo)

September 15, 2006 - No Notice Fire Drills & Evacuations - ABCD-Announcement

Free employee health and fitness programs (posted 08/28/06)

The following programs are available to NMSU faculty and staff. These programs are designed to assist you in getting fit, reducing stress, injury recovery and overall wellness.   

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EH&S Reminder on West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes (memo 08/25/06)

Mosquitoes can carry the west nile virus. Click for helpful tips
Mosquitoes can carry the west nile virus. Click for helpful tips.
August 25, 2006 - EH&S on WNV & Mosquitoes - ABCD Distribution

Safety & Security Initiatives 2006 (Memo)

From: Katrina Doolittle, Envir. Health & Safety

Safety & Security Initiatives 2006
Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to announce the following Safety and Security Initiatives to be provided by EH&S, DFES and NMSU Police this fall. (more…)

Emergency Action Plan Update Reminder (August 14, 2006)

As we approach the fall semester, it is once again time to update the Emergency Action Plan and review departmental safety procedures. (more…)

NMSU’s 2006 Water Supply Consumer Confidence Report (memo)

NMSU’s 2006 Water Supply Consumer Confidence Report (posted July 2006)

Online links: - OFS link - Alternate copy

“Coronary Disease: Getting to the heart of the matter”, BBHT, June 13 (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to announce the June BBHT (Brown Bag Health Talks) series over the lunch hour. On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, Dr. Joseph M. Berning, Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, NMSU, will discuss “Coronary Heart Disease” (FLYER) and answer your questions on the topic at the NMSU Safety Training Facility, room 110, in Academic Research C. (more…)

“Strengthening the Lower Body” BBHT meeting, May 16 (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to announce the May BBHT (Brown Bag Health Talks) series over the lunch hour. On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, Dr. Joseph M. Berning, Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, NMSU, will discuss “Strengthening the Lower Body” (FLYER) and will demonstrate exercises in the NMSU Safety Training Facility, room 110, in Academic Research C. (more…)

“High Blood Pressure: cardiovascular disease”, BBHT Meeting, Apr.25, 2006 (Memo)

EH&S is pleased to announce the third talk in the BBHT (Brown Bag Health Talks) series over the lunch hour. On Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Dr. Joseph M. Berning, Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, NMSU, will discuss “High Blood Pressure” (flyer) and will show how to take BP measurements in the NMSU Safety Training Facility, room 110, in Academic Research C (12-12:50 pm). (more…)

Earth Day Bike Ride, NMSU Horseshoe, April 22, 2006

Bike to work

May is National Bicycle Month but with this weather, who can wait. So join the crowd, come look at the exhibits, watch the race, and take a bike ride on Earth Day, April 22, this saturday at the NMSU Horseshoe, Pride Field. (more…)

“Exercising While You Work” BBHT meeting, Mar. 28, 2006, lunch hour (Memo)

For many, getting to the gym to exercise on a daily basis can be difficult. This session will introduce you to various exercises for the entire body that you can perform throughout the day while working. This is an on-hands session so you will actually perform all the exercises provided. (more…)

Construction impact on Frenger Mall (Memo)

In the vicinity of Foster Hall and associated construction, pedestrian walkways may be temporarily constricted for safety reasons. (more…)

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