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Hazardous Waste Management Class


    This course provides employees with information on the disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials, federal, state and city regulations and NMSU compliance.  It covers physical and health hazards of the materials, measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, and methods to ensure correct disposal.  

    Prior attendance at a recent NMSU Hazard Communication Class is required


    • EPA's Hazardous Waste Regulations (40 CFR 261-262)
    • NMSU Hazardous Waste Manual
    • Characteristics of hazardous, biohazardous, radioactive and other regulated waste
    • Waste Accumulation and Satellite Accumulation Points (SAPs)
    • SAP requirements - inspections, logs, accumulation, and segregation of materials
    • PPE, containers, labels, hoods, and training
    • Waste tracking forms - who to call, filling in the forms
    • Landfill, POTW and other disposal requirements
    • Chemical redistribution - forms, available chemicals,  
    • Emergencies, spills and clean up

    Who should attend:

    All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who produce waste that contains chemicals, blood, human body fluids or infectious agents.  Every waste generator must have at least one person (preferably a supervisor) attend this training.

    Training frequency:

    An annual training review is required to comply with regulations .

     Length of course:

    2 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on audience size and questions

    This class is provided by EH&S and is on the monthly schedule  (Schedule) (To Register).   

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Emergency Action Plan

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Awareness Training


    This course presents employees with information and mandatory annual training on unexploded ordnance for work areas at White Sand Missile Range. 


    • Introduction to White Sand Missile Range (WSMR)
    • Video on unexploded ordnance (UXO) hazards at WSMR
    • Slides, discussion and written information on 
      1. what UXO are
      2. what they look like.
      3. where the hazards are found; and
      4. how hazard areas are marked
      5. what to do if you find a UXO
    • Orientation letter, training record and UXO badge
    • Handout download  (pdf- format)   PPT slide show

    Who should attend:

      This training is provided for all University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, who visit, work, or travel on White Sand Missile Range as part of their duties or research.  WSMR requires that these individuals receive training on the hazards associated with UXO.

    Length of course:     1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on audience size and questions.

    Call EH&S, as needed, for more information (email or call 646-3327). 

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