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MEMBERS PRESENT: Katrina Doolittle, Linda Perez, Chris Pennise, Jacki Griffin, Tom Reichardt, Jose Gamon, and Alex Barreras

GUESTS: none

The regular Safety Committee Meeting was called to order at 3:45 P.M. by Katrina Doolittle, Chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved. 


1. Newsletter

a. Katrina Doolittle stated that David Shearer, from EH&S, has created a newsletter and can be viewed on the web. David is currently working on producing another newsletter for March, if anyone has ideas or topics please contact David.

2. Safety on Crosswalks

a. Chris Pennise asked what the final decision was on crosswalks. Katrina stated that signs had been posted in the middle of Stuart Street and four way stops were previously posted on Espina around the Horseshoe and Gregg Street.

b. Katrina stated that New Mexico is second in national average fatalities for pedestrians. 


1. Motorized Scooters

a. Katrina stated that NMSU Police are recognizing the small motorized scooters as bicycles and plan to be allowed on bikes areas such as the international mall.

2. Health and Safety Day

a. Katrina stated that Dean, Jeffrey Brandon approved the use of the new Health and Social Services building for health & safety day. The scheduled spring date is too soon, therefore it has been rescheduled for September. Katrina said that she would like to use other buildings as well, to ensure involvement/participation from students and staff.

b. Several ideas were discussed. Katrina suggested forming small subcommittees to work together and contact vendors they deal with. Another suggestion was having a bike run through main roadways to create bicycle awareness.

3. 2003 OSHA 300A Report

a. Jackie Griffin distributed the OSHA's Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illness and briefly explained the information. Jackie stated that this summary has to be filed and posted on the Environmental Health & Safety web site with information for that year. 

b. Katrina stated that Ben Woods signs the OSHA Report and he has asked her to report back to him incidents and job titles that pertain to reporting areas in order to show department heads the injury trends. 

4. Laboratory Safety

a. Linda Perez asked what guidelines should a volunteer follow when working in laboratories. Katrina stated that they should have the same training and treatment as employees. Linda was asked to call Mike Abernethy for risk management clarification. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:40 P.M.  

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