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February 23, 2005
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 MEMBERS PRESENT:  Katrina Doolittle, Linda Perez, David Shearer, Jacki Griffin, Gregg Block, Jose Gamon,  Mike Abernethy, Chuck Ryder, Jaime Marrujo and Chris Pennise

Guests: Steve Moates, WERC and Sharon Smith, SWAT

The regular Safety Committee Meeting was called to order at 3:35 P.M. by Katrina Doolittle, Chair.  Chris Pennise made a motion that the minutes from the previous meeting be approved.  Jaime Marrujo seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

Katrina announced that the meeting would be oriented to presentations and discussion.  The goal is to highlight safety programs implemented at NMSU.   Departmental safety coordinators throughout the campus were invited to attend.


1.    Legal requirements for OSHA injury recording presented by Chuck Ryder, EH&S.  

        a.    Chuck distributed the legal requirements and forms that NMSU is required to comply with when reporting injuries and illnesses.  He used a slide presentation to display lost time/work restrictions of the latest injuries and illnesses by NMSU department/office(s) reported on the 2005 OSHA 300A form.  Chuck stated that a copy of the OSHA 300A survey is posted on the web for three months for public viewing.  The latest (2004) was posted February 21, 2005.

2.    Worker injury reporting presented by Jackie Griffin, Human Resources.

        a.    Jackie distributed the Workers’ Compensation procedures and forms for work-related injuries.  She gave a brief overview.  Jackie expressed the importance of reporting injuries and illnesses within the permitted time frame and submitting forms with pertinent information.  Jackie stated that all forms required for reporting  injuries and illnesses are on the Human Resources website. 

        b.    Jaime Marrujo stated that he created all six forms required to report work-related injuries on Microsoft Word and that it is easy to type directly on them.  If anyone is interested in receiving them he would forward a copy.  


1.    The importance of Training

        a.    Katrina stated that EH&S needs/wants feedback on the training provided by the office.  She stated that training should be a priority to help reduce the incidence of injury & illness at NMSU.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M. 

The next University Safety Committee Meeting is scheduled for Oct 19, 2005 at ARC 110.

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