Our vision at NMSU is to meet the changing needs of New
Mexicans through high quality, affordable education and through
the creation and sharing of knowledge in the true spirit of a
land grant university. The university’s risk management goal is
to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, environmental
incidents, and property loss. Achieving this goal is the
responsibility of every member of the university community.
To achieve our goals, environmental health and safety must be
managed as other key activities by integrating them into every
process as a good management technique. Every administrator is
responsible for ensuring that all research and work activities
are conducted within requirements outlined in laws and
applicable regulations. Supervisors have particular
responsibility for the activities and training of those that
report to them and are expected to promote a culture of safety.
Every student, employee, contractor, and faculty member must be
committed to working in a safe and environmentally conscious
manner. For example, we expect all employees to take personal
responsibility for their own safety, to be conscientious about
the safety of others, and to help identify potential hazards so
they can be corrected. Moreover, we must continuously evaluate
our processes and look for ways to minimize hazards and
implement sustainable and environmentally sound practices.
This Employee Safety Handbook provides information on our
safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures.
Please read this handbook, as well as, other NMSU safety
references and consider safety important to achieve our goals
Thank you for your support of safe
workplace practices at NMSU.