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Safety & Environmental Health

The Safety & Environmental Health Department is charged with promoting learning and working environments that are healthy and safe.

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The Safety & Environmental Health Department welcomes questions, concerns, and comments.

Phone: (505) 224-4657

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The Safety & Environmental Health Department implements and supports safety policies, safety education, and safety engineering across all of CNM's campuses, as well as procedures that seek to enhance the health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors.

Our department is responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety codes for occupants and facilities, including compliance with:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
  • The Hazard Communication regulations (CRF 40)
  • The Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)
  • International Fire Code (IFC)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

CNM is committed to making all campuses accessible to everyone. As part of that commitment, the Safety & Environmental Health Department reviews project plans for accessibility and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our department also conducts or assists with no notice inspections by:

  • The Albuquerque City Fire Department
  • The State Fire Marshal
  • The Bernalillo County Fire Department
  • Poms and Associates, (representatives of CNM’s risk carrier)

The Safety & Environmental Health Department is responsible for maintaining a current inventory of chemicals and administers the safe disposal of hazardous materials. Additionally, the department will administer monthly and yearly inspections of all fire extinguishers, emergency exit signs, emergency lighting, and AED's on all CNM campuses.

Safety Guidelines

The Safety & Environmental Health Department offers a variety of programs covering important safety guidelines for faculty and staff. Programs are based on regulations and guidelines including, but not limited to, OSHA, NFPA and CDC. They have been approved by department vice presidents and if, for any reason, they cannot be followed, please notify the Safety Department.

To review the programs, please see our Safety Guidelines web page.

Student and Employee Expectations

CNM students and employees are expected to follow all safety and health rules. Failure to follow these important rules could result in injury to yourself or others or damage to CNM property. Disciplinary action could be taken in accordance with current practices, up to and including expelling of students or termination of employment.