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Foreword
Emergency Numbers
Table of Contents
Introduction
1. EH&S Policy
2. Occupational Injury
3. Public Safety
4. Emergencies
5.  Injury/Illness
6. Asbestos
7. Hazardous Waste
8. Bio Waste
9. Rad Waste
10. Recycling
11. HazCom & DHS
12. Office Safety
13. Lab Safety
14 Shop Safety
15 Personal Protection
16. Hazard Evaluation
17. Safe Lifting
18. Safety Policies
19. Warning Signs
20. Safety Services
21. Non-lab Training
22. Research Training
23. Training classes
Location Map

14. SHOP SAFETY

This section contains a brief summary of conditions that personnel working in shop settings may encounter. Examples of shop safety include, but are not limited to:

Respiratory Protection

This NMSU program preserves the health of personnel by preventing exposure to harmful air contaminants. Requirements include medical review, training and annual fit testing. Personnel are trained on the recognition of respiratory hazards, the use and care of appropriate respiratory protection equipment, and the need to comply with university, state and federal regulations. Where practical, exposure to air contaminants will be eliminated by the application of engineering controls (i.e. enclosure of the operation, ventilation, or substitution of less toxic materials).

Lockout Tagout

The LOTO standard requires that machines and equipment are isolated from potentially hazardous energy sources (e.g. steam, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or gas). To avoid unexpected start-up, lockout or tagout must occur before employees perform service, maintenance, or renovation. Performing this action prevents personal injury, fire, or equipment damage.

Confined Spaces

A confined space is an area with limited or restricted entry/exits and is not designed for continuous occupancy. It is a permit-required area when it contains a potentially hazardous atmosphere, such as limited oxygen content. It may also require a permit if it contains mechanical and/or electrical equipment, which upon contact or activation may trap, crush, or electrocute persons. Examples of such areas include pump stations, wells, tanks, ducts, utility vaults, steam tunnels and ventilation/exhaust units. Permit required areas are clearly labeled. Call EH&S for permit before entry.  NMSU Confined Space Program

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