Subject: Safety clinic/class & inspection of rotors & centrifuges, April 15, NMSU
Date:  March 30, 2009
To: NMSU Lab Managers & Chemical Hygiene Officers
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This is an initial announcement to chemical hygiene officers and lab managers to promote a rotor safety clinic and safety inspection of rotors & centrifuges on the NMSU campus. The Centrifuge Team from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Laboratory Products Group, will be here to provide this clinic and service on April 15.  Environmental Health & Safety has reserved the Safety Training Facility, rm110 at the Academic Research Unit C (location is shown on our safety website at for that date and will help facilitate the event. 

The rotor/centrifuge safety clinic is from 10  to 11 am.  It will cover common problems and precautions to avoid accidents as well as examples of damage that can result from failure. Thermo Fisher Scientific representatives have also indicated that they will provide a quick lunch (pizza or sandwiches) at the facility before starting inspections of the rotors in the campus buildings. 
The inspection will include a report for each unit which summaries the unit's type, specifications, & age; notes any wear or damage; and gives maintenance recommendations to ensure safe operation of the rotor or centrifuge.  The lab managers or users can either bring their units to the class or have them ready for an inspection after the class.

Attached is a flyer announcement for the class and I will send out another general email announcement via ABCD in the next week.  I am asking you, as chemical hygiene officers and/or lab managers, to help promote this class to those individuals and labs using centrifuges and rotors on campus. 

EH&S will count this as a safety training.  If this class is applicable to your or a departmental lab, please have affected or interested parties register via the register link on the Safety homepage at or via the April calender for safety classes at

If there are questions on this, send a email reply or call me at the Environmental Health and Safety office 646-3327

Thank you

David Shearer, Assistant Director,
Environmental Health & Safety,
New Mexico State University,
PO Box 30001 / MSC-3578,
Las Cruces, NM 88003,
Phone: 575-646-3327, Fax: 575-646-7898

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