Subject: Safety Training and Defensive Driving Classes - Spring 2009
From: dshearer
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:52:29 -0700
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Ref:    Safety Training and Defensive Driving Classes - Spring/Summer schedule 2009

EH&S is pleased to provide the 2009 Spring/Summer schedule for Safety and Defensive Driving Classes (also on EH&S website - http://safety.nmsu.edu). During this period, EH&S will provide over a 120 safety & related training classes for employees and the University Community at our Safety Training Facility (map).  Please note the some dates are tentative and that we restrict the sign-up for 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 to ensure NMSU compliance with EPA and OSHA obligations for worker protection, emergency procedures and hazardous material disposal. Currently we are developing an online class for distant campuses and remote NMSU facilities. New employees at these locations should contact EH&S for the availability of this training. 

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 (30 day advance) for your group (8 or more persons).
Individuals and/or supervisors should register individuals via the Safety Class Registration (registration link on the EH&S website).

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 evening class (two night sessions/both required) 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 DDC 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. Check out the new satellite image and street maps of NMSU with detailed directions and mileage to the EH&S facility (LINK).

Thank you

David Shearer
Assistant Director,
Environmental Health & Safety, 575-646-3327