Ref: New Employee:
Defensive Driving and Safety Training Classes - Spring 2006
For departments expecting new (regular, temporary & part-time)
employees for the Spring semester, this is a note on the Defensive
Driving Classes (DDC) for the Spring semester and is to serve as a
reminder on the requirements for employee safety training.
Driving Class Spring schedule is linked to EH&S home page at http://www.nmsu.edu/safety. The class is the National
Safety Council Driving Course which fulfills one of the NMSU
Policy requirements to drive a University vehicles (see policy:
vehicle use policy). For the convenience of faculty, students, and
staff, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides this
training monthly during regular work hours and at least one Saturday
Classes often fill
early, please register at least two weeks in advance to ensure a
reservation. Classes typically include 35-45 persons and are open to
the public. Individuals and/or departments should register via the on-line
registration page (on the EH&S website). Employees will
need to provide a department account (Banner FOAPAL index) number.
Additional details on driving permits, policy and maps to the classroom
are provided via the above link.
Safety Training Requirements. All new employees should observe the
requirement for safety training via the Employee
Safety & HazCom Class. This class is presented at least every
other week and is scheduled to coordinate with the New Employee Benefit
Orientations sessions. This class is required under NMSU policy and is
slated to help NMSU comply with EPA and OSHA obligations.
Please be aware that all NMSU employees that work with hazardous
materials or equipment may have training requirements in addition to
& HazCom Safety class. Again this includes regular, temporary,
part-time, post-doc, graduate, student and any other employees that
work in these conditions in instructional, research, shop, or
agricultural settings. The semester schedule of safety classes and
registration is provide on the EH&S web site.
Environmental Health & Safety, 646-3327