Welcome to New Mexico State University! NMSU encourages and supports
all programs that promote safety, good health, and well-being of all university faculty,
staff, employees, students and visitors.
Health and Safety
EH&S is responsible
for the development, oversight, and management of environmental health and safety programs
that provide safe and healthy conditions for work and study, help protect the environment,
and comply with applicable laws and regulations. EH&S provides educational
programs, technical assistance, and numerous health and safety services to the NMSU
community. EH&S staff also functions as consultants to Deans, Directors, Heads
of Academic Departments and Administration. The division makes health and safety
investigations as necessary and upon request, assists departments in the development of
safety programs and participates in health and safety training and education.
EH&S fulfills its mission to
make the campus a safe environment by implementing programs and services in eight major
- Hazardous waste and materials
- Regulatory interpretation.
- Health and safety inspections/facility audits.
- Accident and exposure investigations.
- Exposure prevention/indoor air quality.
- Radiation licensing and permitting.
- Education, training and protective equipment.
- Safety standards and procedures
In addition, some units (e.g. the Fire and Police) have other
specific requirements and responsibilities established by agencies
external to the University.
The formation of departmental or college safety committees is highly
encouraged. Experience has shown that these committees can provide an
effective means of implementing safety programs. EH&S can provide
guidance and offers staff for membership to aid in the development of