EHS Standards and Guidelines

The University of New Mexico and the Health Sciences Center expects that each member of the campus community (whether that be Students, Faculty, Staff, Contractors, Vendors, or Visitors) will follow health and safety rules, regulations, and best practices. However, instilling a strong culture of health and safety requires more than simply following rules; it requires mindful and conscientious attitudes, behaviors, and practices among University members at all levels. 

To help ease the burden on the campus community, EHS has developed a resource that combines all of the standards and guidelines onto one easily navigatable page; these are broken up by category and then alphabetically. 

To review other UNM standards and guidelines, see

 

For UNM and HSC Faculty, Staff, and Students

Environmental Health
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) PlansEnvironmental Affairs 
Oil Tanks at UNM & Health SciencesEnvironmental Affairs 
Ozone Depleting Substances Program Ambient Air Quality
Stormwater Guidance for UNM Staff and ContractorsStormwater Management
UNM Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) PlanStormwater Management

Chemical Safety, Hazardous & Infectious Waste, Lab Safety
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Acids Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Acrylamide Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Art Studio Safety ProgramLaboratory Safety Programs
Aqua Regia Standard Operating Procedure Chemical Safety
Benzene Safety ProgramLaboratory Safety Programs
Chemical Hygiene PlanChemical Safety
Compressed GasLaboratory Safety Programs
Cryogenic Liquids Safety GuidelinesLaboratory Safety Programs
Cyanide Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Diazomethane Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Emergency Safety Shower and Eyewash ProgramChemical Safety
Ethidium Bromide Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Ethylene Oxide Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Field Research Safety PlanField Safety
Formaldehyde SafetyLaboratory Safety Programs
Greenhouse ProtocolLaboratory Safety Programs
Hazard Communication ProgramLaboratory Safety Programs
Hydrazine Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Hydrofluoric Acid Safe UseLaboratory Safety Programs
Lab Inspection ProgramLaboratory Safety Programs
Laboratory Closeout ProceduresLaboratory Safety Programs
Laser Safety ProgramLaser Safety
Methylene Chloride Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety
Nitric Acid Standard Operating ProcedureChemical Safety

Perchloric Acid Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety

Phenol-Chloroform Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety

Phosgene Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety

Piranha Solution Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety

Pyrophoric Chemicals

Laboratory Safety Programs

Sodium Azide Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety

TMS Diazomethane Standard Operating Procedure

Chemical Safety
 
General, Fire, and Construction Safety
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Cold Stress (Factsheet)Occupational Safety
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) (Factsheet)Occupational Safety
Confined Space Safety ProgramConfined Spaces
Construction Safety ManualConstruction Safety
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lock Out/Tag Out) ProgramOccupational Safety
Crane Lift Review and ApprovalCrane/Lift Safety
Custodial Chemical Spill CleanupOccupational Safety
Custodial Chemical Spill Cleanup - SpanishOccupational Safety
Custodial Infectious Spill CleanupOccupational Safety
Custodial Infectious Spill Cleanup - SpanishOccupational Safety
Experimental Electrical Apparatus (EEA) and Student ProjectsOccupational Safety
Electrical Safety ProgramOccupational Safety
Ergonomics GuidelinesErgonomics
Fire DrillsFire Safety
Forklift Safety ProgramOccupational Safety
Hearing Conservation ProgramOccupational Safety
Heat Stress (Factsheet)Occupational Safety
Hot Works Manual and Guidance ProgramFire Safety
Laboratory Design StandardsLaboratory Design Standards
Laboratory Renovation and Demolition StandardsLaboratory Design Standards
Lead and Asbestos Management PlanConstruction Safety
Manual Cleaning ProcessOccupational Safety
Manual Cleaning Process - SpanishOccupational Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ProgramOccupational Safety
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) ProgramOccupational Safety
Remote Work Safety ProgramErgonomics
Respirable Silica Control PlanOccupational Safety
Respiratory Protection ProgramRespiratory Protection Program
Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention ProgramOccupational Safety
Stop Work ProgramOccupational Safety
Working Safely with Sharp Objects (Factsheet)Occupational Safety

 

For Contractors

Environmental Health
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Oil Tanks at UNM & Health SciencesEnvironmental Affairs 
Stormwater Guidance for UNM Staff and ContractorsStormwater Management

Chemical Safety, Hazardous & Infectious Waste, Lab Safety
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Chemical Hygiene PlanChemical Safety
Greenhouse ProtocolEnvironmental Affairs 

General, Fire, and Construction Safety
SOPs/Programs/PlansMore Information
Confined Space Safety ProgramConfined Spaces
Construction Safety ManualConstruction Safety
Electrical Safety ProgramOccupational Safety
Hot Works Manual and Guidance ProgramFire Safety
Laboratory Design StandardsLaboratory Design Standards
Laboratory Renovation and Demolition StandardsLaboratory Design Standards
Lead and Asbestos Management PlanConstruction Safety
Respirable Silica Control PlanOccupational Safety
Respiratory Protection ProgramRespiratory Protection Program