NMSU Policy:

Hazardous Materials - Volatile Compounds

Any use of hazardous materials inside buildings must be controlled to ensure that the exposures are below 
permissible exposure limits (PELs). 
Except in specially vented areas (e.g. laboratories hoods), products containing (or emitting) volatile  compounds or toxic fumes are restricted to 
1 - Use in an unoccupied building or in an occupied building with additional ventilation, and
2 - Use by trained employees using respiratory or other appropriate protection.
Hazards must be determined in advance and potentially exposed employees trained on the specific hazards. 
Employees using respirators must have annual medical review, training and fit testing. 
For product review, training, air monitoring or consultation, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 646-3327 

 

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Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
    Street delivery address: NMSU, 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Bldg. C, Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Training Office: Academic Research Unit C, rm110 (see map ), 
    Telephone: 575-646-3327; FAX: 575-646-7898. Website - http://www.nmsu.edu/safety
    Send email to David Shearer, EH&S (click here) with questions or comments about this web site. 
    This page was last updated on 08/22/2008