New Mexico OSHA Safety Training Courses
New Mexico OSHA Training Requirements
In New Mexico, some companies require their employees to take OSHA training in order to be qualified to perform certain duties. However, whatever industry you work for in New Mexico - taking an OSHA Training Course is a low cost investment that rewards you with essential job safety practices that could one day possibly save your life. Most workplace accidents and injuries are preventable, so that's why more workers are taking a proactive step towards occupational safety training. (Choose course in right column.)
HAZWOPER Training Required
The Federal OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) - requires that all employees that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials must take a 24hr or 40hr HAZWOPER Training Course and an 8hr Annual Refresher, at a level required by their job function and responsibility, before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances.
New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA)
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) informs citizens and businesses on environmental protection and health and safety requirements and inspects work sites and industrial facilities to ensure they meet environmental laws and protect public and employee health and safety.
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) - Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) is responsible for enforcement of the New Mexico Health and Safety Act, and providing safety and health assistance to employers. The Bureau has five operational areas: Administrative, Enforcement, Compliance Assistance, Consultation Program, and Whistleblower Discrimination.
New Mexico OSHA - State Labor Program Statistics
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)
Occupational Health & Safety Bureau
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
OSHA Labor Data - Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
- SOII - BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The SOII provides estimates for nonfatal cases of work-related injuries and illnesses from 46 States and Territories that are recorded by employers under the Occupational safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) recordkeeping guidelines.
- CFOI - BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The CFOI publishes data on fatal cases of work-related injuries for all States, Territories, and New York City.
For more information, check out the BLS State Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities - Labor Programs and State data.
New Mexico OSHA Top Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
According to latest data, the leading cause of workplace fatalities in New Mexico was in the production, transportation, and material moving occupations (Source). The main type of these fatalities is the vehicle backover (i.e., when a vehicle backs up and strikes a worker behind the vehicle).
For more information on backovers, OSHA's Preventing Backovers webpage provides information about the hazards of backovers; solutions that can reduce the risk or frequency of these incidents; articles and resources; and references to existing regulations.
As with most states, the leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between.
Source: OSHA Common Statistics Summaries
Falls deaths are preventable by a safety training class that covers 29 CFR 1926.500 - Subpart M – Fall Protection and deals with both the human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.
Sources: OSHA – Fall Protection in Construction (PDF); OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign
New Mexico Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data by Industry (SOII)
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- *2015 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2014 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2013 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
- *2012 Incidence rates (PDF) Case counts (PDF)
New Mexico Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) Data
(Please contact the State for additional data.)
- 2015 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (HTML)
- 2014 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (HTML)
- 2013 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)
- 2012 Fatal injury counts (HTML) rates (PDF)
How New Mexico OSHA Compliance Training Can Help You
OSHA Training University can help you comply with OSHA standards so you can protect yourself or your employees from workplace injuries and death. Is your organization compliant with OSHA standards? We can help you comply – and go beyond compliance – for the safety and well-being of your employees. (Choose course in right column.)
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