Subject: Defensive Driving Classes and Employee Safety Training - Spring 2007
From: David Shearer, Environmental Health & Safety
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:34:49 -0700
To: ABCD Distribution

Ref:    Safety Training and Defensive Driving Classes - Spring/Summer schedule 2007

EH&S is pleased to provide the 2007 spring/summer schedule for Safety Training and Defensive Driving Classes.  During this period, EH&S expects to provide, arrange, or host over a hundred classes and related events for employees and the University Community. 
Please note the dates are tentative and that we restrict signup on many of the safety classes to 30 days  in advance to allow some schedule modification for group requests.

Information on Safety Training Requirements. All new employees should observe the requirement for safety training via the Employee Safety & HazCom Class.  This class is presented at least every other week and is scheduled to coordinate with the New Employee Benefit Orientations sessions.  This class is required under NMSU policy and is slated to help NMSU comply with EPA and OSHA obligations. 

All NMSU employees that work with hazardous materials or equipment have training requirements in addition to the Employee & HazCom Safety class.  This includes regular, temporary, part-time, post-doc, graduate, student and any other employees that work in these conditions in instructional, research, shop, or agricultural settings.  If your group can not attend during the scheduled times/dates, you may request a schedule modification for your group (6 or more persons).

The Defensive Driving Class Spring schedule. The class is the National Safety Council Driving Course which fulfills one of the NMSU Policy requirements to drive a University vehicles (see policy: vehicle use policy).  For the convenience of faculty, students, and staff, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides this training monthly during regular work hours and at least one Saturday each semester.

The Defensive Driving Classes often fill early, please register at least two weeks in advance to ensure a reservation.  Classes typically include 35-45 persons and are open to the public. Individuals and/or departments should register via the on-line registration page  (on the EH&S website).  Employees will need to provide a department account index number for the class and license history check.  Additional details on driving permits, policy and maps to the classroom are provided via the above link.

Thank you.

David Shearer
Industrial Hygienist,
Environmental Health & Safety