NM Occupational Health & Safety Bureau
The New Mexico OSHA offers a variety of cooperative programs whose goals are to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses by helping businesses identify workplace hazards and find effective, economical solutions for eliminating or controlling them. The services performed by the Cooperative Program section are free and participation by employers is voluntary. The cooperative programs have helped many New Mexico businesses lower their costs associated with workers compensation claims and increase their efficiency and productivity.
The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) serves as the OSHA Training Institutes Southwest Education Center. TEEX has scheduled the following OSHA courses at three locations in New Mexico. Visit their web site to find more information and to register for these classes.
|5 Apr to 8 Apr||OSH510||Albuquerque||S&H Standards for the Construction Standards|
|15 Apr to 17 Apr||PRT301||Hobbs*||PSM Survival|
|19 Apr to 23 Apr||OSH500||Albuquerque||Trainer for S&H Standards for Construction|
|12 May to 14 May||PRT302||Hobbs*||PSM Auditor|
* These classes are offered for free as part of the Susan B Harward grant.
The Associated Contractors of New Mexico (ACNM) offers safety training. Please refer to their web site for more information. The following table shows upcoming classes which will be held at 6135 Edith, NE in Albuquerque.
|30 Mar to 02 Apr||OSH511||Standards for General Industry|
|20 Apr to 22 Apr||OSH3010||Excavation, Trenching & Soil Mechanics|
|27 Apr to 29 Apr||OSH2264||Permit Required Confined Space Entry|
|30 Apr||OSH7410||Managing Excavation Hazards|
|04 May to 07 May||OSH501||Trainer Course for General Industry|
|25 May to 26 May||OSH7505||Introduction to Accident Investigation|
|27 May||OSH700||Digital Photography for Accident Investigation|
|15 Jun to 18 Jun||OSH701||Advance Accident Investigation|
|29 Jun to 01 July||OSH2045||Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards|
|02 Jul||OSH7845||Record keeping Rule Materials|
|06 Jul to 09 Jul||OSH510||Standards for Construction|
|17 Aug to 19 Aug||OSH2015||Hazardous Materials|
|21 Sep to 24 Sep||OSH500||Trainer Course for Construction Industry|
|05 Oct to 07 Oct||OSH3110||Fall Protection|
|08 Oct||OSH7300||OSHA's Permit Required Confined Space Standard|
|16 Nov to 19 Nov||OSH511||Standards for General Industry|
|07 Dec to 10 Dec||OSH501||Trainer Course for General Industry|
The San Juan College/School of Energy, located in Farmington New Mexico, offers various degree and specialized training programs including occupational safety and health and oil and gas related topics. For information about the San Juan College visit this web site: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu . The safety training is provided within the School of Energy. Information on the School of Energy can be found at this web site: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/schoolofenergy. To quickly reference detailed information about the Occupational Safety program reference this web site: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4615.asp .
Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque offers various Safety and Health classes through their Safety Academy. More information can be found on their Workforce Training Center.
Midland College offers classes as part of its Risk Management Institute. These FREE classes may be of interest to the residents of our southeast portion of the state. For more information visit this web site: Midland College Continuing Education - Risk Management
Disclaimer: OHSB has posted references to these training programs. No specific endorsement by OHSB is intended. The sites are posted for the convenience of anyone who may want to evaluate the programs.
The OHS Bureau has a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program for businesses that have worked with the consultation program for at least one year and meet certain safety criteria. As a recipient of the SHARP award, an employer may qualify for an exemption from Compliance General Scheduled inspections.
Current employers in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program are as follows:
Congratulations to those employers listed above who have participated in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. An employer who meets all the initial eligibility requirements for SHARP, corrects all hazards identified during the consultation visit, and shows reasonable promise of achieving SHARP status may be approved as a pre-SHARP participant. The pre-SHARP designation gives the employer a deferral from OSHA's programmed inspections for up to 18 months.
Extensive information is available in the SHARP Booklet.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Spahr at (505) 476-8720.
|Zia Star Voluntary Protection Program|
On February 14, 2001 New Mexico OSHA formally adopted the Zia Star voluntary protection program to recognize those work sites that are self sufficient in identifying and controlling workplace hazards. ZIA Star members successfully protect their employees from fatality, injury and illness by implementing comprehensive and effective workplace safety and health management systems.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Policies and Procedures Manual is available for review. New Mexico applies these policies and procedures only in the general industry sector of the workforce. New Mexico OSHA's policies differ slightly from the above manual because OHSB only recognizes establishments who meet the highest level of participation described as "Star" members.
Congratulations to the following ZIA Star members:
|For questions or more information, please contact Lisa Spahr at (505) 476-8720 or Melissa Barker at (505) 222-9595.|
|The Alliance Program, operated by New Mexico OSHA, works with trade, professional, and labor organizations; with educational institutions and government agencies. The alliance allows groups who share a common interest in improving workplace safety and health to work with New Mexico OSHA to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. A formal agreement is signed with goals that address training and education, outreach and communication. Alliance agreements do not include an enforcement component and participants do not receive an exemption or deferral from OSHA's programmed inspections.|
FC ASSE - Four Corners chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers works with New Mexico OSHA to promote safety in the northwest area of New Mexico. Contact Melissa Barker for more information.
|An alliance has been created among New Mexico OSHA, the New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (Zia Chapter), the Building Industry Association of Southern New Mexico, and the Construction Trades Partnership. The purpose of this alliance is to provide employees and employers with information, guidance, and access to training resources. The agreement provides more details.|
CNMCC - Central New Mexico Community College located in Albuquerque has formed an alliance with New Mexico OSHA to expand education of work place safety in New Mexico. Contact Melissa Barker for more information.
|OHSB has formed an alliance with the Associated Energy Servicing Companies in the Permian Basin. The primary goal of the alliance is to provide health and safety training to Spanish-speaking workers in the well servicing industry in southeastern New Mexico.|
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Cooperative Programs are managed by Carol Walker who can be reached at 505-476-8720 or email to email@example.com