Posted January 31st, 2008 @ 4:30 pm by David Shearer
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)
Posted January 29th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted January 25th, 2008 @ 5:15 pm by Katrina Doolittle
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…)
Posted December 19th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm by Katrina Doolittle
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…)
Posted December 13th, 2007 @ 5:42 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted November 26th, 2007 @ 5:24 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted November 23rd, 2007 @ 11:54 am by David Shearer
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…)
Posted October 24th, 2007 @ 10:51 pm by David Shearer
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.
Posted October 21st, 2007 @ 12:01 pm by wpadmin
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)
Posted October 11th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted October 9th, 2007 @ 10:08 am by David Shearer
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).
Posted September 28th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm by David Shearer
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.
Posted September 25th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm by D.L. Shearer
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)
Posted August 21st, 2007 @ 1:10 pm by David Shearer
- 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.
Posted June 28th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm by David Shearer
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.
Posted January 31st, 2007 @ 3:00 pm by David Shearer
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.
Posted January 22nd, 2007 @ 7:28 am by David Shearer
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).
Posted October 12th, 2006 @ 5:45 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted September 18th, 2006 @ 3:07 pm by David Shearer
EH&S Training Facility located at Academic Research Building C room 109 will be hosting the webcast entitled “Pandemic Flu Preparedness What Every Community Should Know” on September 29, 2006 at 12:00 to 1:00PM MT
Posted September 15th, 2006 @ 10:03 am by David Shearer
Posted August 26th, 2006 @ 10:01 am by David Shearer
|Mosquitoes can carry the west nile virus. Click for helpful tips.
August 25, 2006 - EH&S on WNV & Mosquitoes - ABCD Distribution
Posted June 8th, 2006 @ 4:57 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted May 12th, 2006 @ 5:04 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted April 21st, 2006 @ 3:00 pm by David Shearer
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…)
Posted March 21st, 2006 @ 2:36 pm by David Shearer
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…)