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David Shearer (dshearer at

David L. Shearer, MS
Assistant Director

David is an assistant director for Environmental Health and Safety.  His duties include:

  1. oversight of safety & OSHA compliance for NMSU laboratories, research, classrooms, shops and other NMSU facilities;
  2. general manager of NMSU safety training and training facility 
  3. instructor for Employee safety, HazCom, Lab Standard, Asbestos Awareness, & Respirator Safety classes; and
  4. management of Safety web site and of safety related databases (safety training, chemical inventory, equipment certification, lasers inventory, emergency plans)
  5. member of the University Safety Committee, emergency reponse group, bicycle safety, and campus activity review committee . 

He has worked with  Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and protection since 1986. 

Expertise - Training, Chemical, Lab and Fire Safety, Environmental Protection, Regulatory Compliance Safety Inspections


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Ph.D. Student -Geophysics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX  
M.Sc. - Geology,  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC  
B.S. - Education, Earth Science, University of Pennsylvania at Edinboro, Edinboro, Pa  

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1999 - Present:   Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety, NMSU  
   2008 - Present: Instructor (adjunct faculty), Geology, DACC, NMSU  
1996 - 1999: Instructor, Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX  
1993 - 1996: Assist. Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Univ of Texas at El Paso, El Paso  
1987 - 1992:  Environmental Manager, Lockheed Co., HELSTF, White Sands Missile Range, NM  
1986 - 1987:  Environmental Specialist, Contractor, Harding Lawson & DuPont Co., Houston, TX  
1980 - 1986:  Exploration Geologist, Esso Exploration, London, UK & Houston, TX  

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Outdoor events, construction, geology, camping, computers, cars

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Bike & pedestrian safety
Dissertation - Geophysical Investigation of Pedregosa and San Juan Basins, NM

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Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
    Street delivery address: NMSU, 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Bldg. C, Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Training Office: Academic Research Unit C, rm110 (see map ), 
    Telephone: 575-646-3327; FAX: 575-646-7898. Website -
    Send email to David Shearer, EH&S (click here) with questions or comments about this web site. 
    This page was last updated on 08/22/2008