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Fire Extinguisher Training

    Description/purpose:

    This course is designed to enable employees to identify the different classes of fires and to know what to do in case of a fire. This class includes hands-on use of an extinguisher in fighting a small fire. 

    Contents:

    • OSHA Fire Protection 1910.157 (portable fire extinguishers)
    • Introduction to fire protection
    • Fire hazards
    • Preparing for fire emergency action
    • The ingredients of a fire
    • Classes of fires
    • Fire extinguishers types and uses

    Who should attend:

    All University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study, working in NMSU buildings or work areas.

    Training frequency: Initial (may be repeated annually)

     Length of course:   1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on audience size and questions

    Course Schedule:  The NMSU Fire Department provides this training at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the NMSU fire station (north of EH&S, at the corner of Wells and Research, next to the Physical Plant Building).  Call NMSU Fire Dept at 646-2519 to request more information or to sign up for  this training.

    General Information: For general questions on Fire Safety, such as fire extinguisher use/requirements (click here) or for a Quick guide for fire response (click here).

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Hearing Protection

    This class can be provided by EH&S but is not on the monthly schedule  Call (646-3327) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Ladder Safety

    This class is provided by EH&S and is on the semester schedule.  It is scheduled at least annually. (Schedule)  Call (646-3327) or email to set up a class for a group or for more information.

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Back and Lifting Safety

    This class provided by EH&S and is on the semester schedule.  It is scheduled at least annually. (Schedule)   Call (646-3327) or email to set up a special class for a group or for more information.   backpain_lift_guy.gif (6525 bytes)

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Office Ergonomics

    Description/purpose:

    This is directed at ergonomics in the office environment.  It provides a brief look at the science of fitting jobs to people and cover typical office symptoms of muscularskelatal disorders (MSD). 

    Contents: Topics include

    • engineering adjustments involving the
      • workstation,
      • chairs,
      • working height and
      • display screens;
    • administrative solutions involving
      • the nature of the jobs,
      • task repetitive, and
      • work schedule;
    • personal attributes;
    • stretching exercises; and
    • local resources

    Length of course:   Generally this review is handled on a case by case basis as part of a visit to the work area.  

    This class is provided by EH&S as needed, for information contact us by email or call 646-3327.

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