|Submission Date||Jan. 26, 2017|
|0.55 / 2.00||
Environmental Health and Safety
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||116||249|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||3,938||8,113|
|Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee||0.03||0.03|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2015||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2006||Dec. 31, 2006|
In response to injuries and accidents, regular workplace health and safety training was started via withing the NMSU EH&S office in 2000. EH&S determined that many injuries in maintenance, custodial and lab areas were preventable with regular training and increased repair of safety deficiencies. In 2004 and 2006 EH&S was able to increase inspection of campus, provide oversight of activities and increase employee safety training.
NMSU encourages and supports all programs that promote safety, good health, and well-being of all NMSU employees as well as students and visitors. Good environmental, health and safety practices are the responsibility of each person on the NMSU campus. For an entire overview of the Environmental, Health and Safety Program at NMSU, please view the Employee Safety Handbook. The NMSU Safety Policy and Safety Vision, can be viewed at the EH&S website at http://safety.nmsu.edu.
The NMSU Loss Prevention and Control Program is a comprehensive and systematic approach to the many facets of safety and environmental protection. Its purpose is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the University community and reduce the number, severity and potential costs of injuries, illnesses and harmful activities. Loss prevention generally includes proactive measures to prevent or abate potential risks. This may be in the form of improved safety and training programs; implementing new, less hazardous processes; programs/projects to reduce injuries and property loss; and/ or general safety enhancements. Loss control is the act of reducing severity by identifying the factors that aggravate or increase a loss and taking proactive measures to lessen the effects of those factors.
If an employee has a safety concern and would like to report the concern anonymously, NMSU has provided a Confidential Reporting Line via EthicsPoint to report these concerns. Injury and Illness reporting guidance, as well as any other safety reporting guidance, can be found on the EH&S website.
Employees are reminded to report work-related injuries and illness to their supervisor. In 2015, 90% of supervisors completed a Supervisor Accident Investigation Report and determined cause of the incident and what mitigation steps should be taken. EH&S reviews each report of injury or illness and provides recommendations to supervisor.
EH&S provides extensive inspections of workplace conditions, reviews incidents and comprehensive safety training for our custodian, skill workers, agricultural workers and academic employees (facutuly, lab workers, research assistants and graduate students)
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.