[posted March 4, 2015]
Dennis Hallford, New Mexico State University’s Animal and Range Sciences interim department head, past chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and current chair of the University Radiation Safety Committee, received the 2014 annual Friend of Safety Award for his contributions to the longstanding improvement of safety in these areas.
During the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences department head meeting Tuesday, Katrina Doolitle, executive director for NMSU’s Environmental Health & Safety, presented the golden globe award to Hallford. The Friend of Safety distinction and award is given to an NMSU employee who has implemented safety programs or policies that have positively and significantly impacted their department or college and resulted in improved safety culture overall.
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[posted March 2, 2015]
The Environmental Protection Agency requires water system operators to test and publish an annual report on the quality of water delivered. NMSU, through Facility Services (FS), owns and operates the campus water system.
The NMSU Consumer Confidence Report describing the 2014 testing and NMSU's water quality will be emailed to the NMSU Community in March. NMSU provides a very good quality drinking water that is safe and has not exceeded any contaminant levels established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency "Safe Drinking Water Standards" during the past year. In order to ensure the quality of our water, the New Mexico Environment Department and Facilities & Services Plumbing Department routinely sample the water supply and test for over 125 contaminants.
For more information on where your campus water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, please read the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report. A copy of the report is available under environmental programs on the EH&S website at NMSU 2014 Consumer Confidence Water Report
More: Information and reports on EPA water standards & contaminants as well as frequently asked questions on water quality are available at
The NMSU 2014 OSHA 300 log, a summary of 2014 NMSU accidents/injury, has been posted on our safety.nmsu.edu website
HazCat Course: EH&S recently hosted the national “4-Day HazCat Field Chemical Identification Course”.
Six employees from NMSU EH&S, five employees from the Las Cruces Fire Department, and three employees from the Sierra Vista, Arizona Fire Department completed the course.
The course provided valuable hands on training in the identification of unknown chemical compounds which might be abandoned or spilled on campus or in the region. By EH&S hosting the class, key internal staff were trained more quickly and economically.
Also, the key Las Cruces Fire Dept. Station which specializes in responding to chemical incidents in the Las Cruces area was able to obtain training. EH&S continues to be committed to providing chemical identification services, staff professional development, and community outreach wherever possible