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Loss Prevention & Control Programs

The NMSU Loss Prevention and Control Program is a comprehensive and systematic approach to the many facets of safety and environmental protection.  Its purpose is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the University community and reduce the number, severity and potential costs of injuries, illnesses and harmful activities. Loss prevention generally includes proactive measures to prevent or abate potential risks. This may be in the form of improved safety and training programs; implementing new, less hazardous processes; programs/projects to reduce injuries and property loss; and/ or general safety enhancements. Loss control is the act of reducing severity by identifying the factors that aggravate or increase a loss and taking proactive measures to lessen the effects of those factors.

The mission of this program is accomplished by the following activities:

  • Developing and providing health and safety training programs for the University Community.  Establishing the roles and responsibility of employee, supervisor and management in worker safety (EH&S aka "NMSU Safety" Policy).
  • Inspecting and coordinating self audits of NMSU facilities to identify deficiencies or risky practices at NMSU divisions.
  • Providing or identifying resources to correct facility deficiencies and technical assistance to improve the work practices. These include reviews of practices involving environmental protection, employee health and occupational as well as campus safety.
  • Ensuring continues safe work practices by refresher training and arranging assessments for new potentially hazardous work (prior approval, hazard assessment).
  • Identifying the risks that contribute to losses and providing help and resources to control or minimize these risk factors (monitoring/review of accident/illiness reports & loss time, accident investigation and reports, campus activity reviews/approvals).
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of safety programs to insure that program goals are achieved (Annual OSHA 300 log, annual safety training reviews, employee evaluations of EH&S training, services & programs).
  • Developing proactive prevention and control programs and techniques that will eliminate or reduce the risk of a employee or student injury in workplace or University-related activity (University Safety committee, Communible Disease Prevention Committee, Crisis Management Committee, Transportation Council).

NMSU Compliance Programs (OSHA, EPA, local, NRC)

Important Links

Safety and Health Resource Guidance Documents

Safety Guides/OSHA Fact Sheet (local copies) More at the OSHA website

Self Audit Guides and Checklists

Safety and Health Forms and Charts

Survey, Questionnaires and Quizzes

Training Tools


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