New Mexico Mutual

Workshops & Events

GHS Hazard Communication Training

Presented by Mary H. Lovato, CSHO – Risk and Safety Consultant

Thursday December 4, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

This training will provide employers assistance in meeting the June 1, 2016 OSHA GHS Hazard Communication deadline as well as offer employers with the tools and resources they need to implement these changes and pass on the knowledge downstream.

The OSHA GHS rule, which took effect on May 25, 2012, is not a new standard but provides changes to the existing Hazard Communication Standard. OSHA provides a transition period for employers to comply with the new GHS HazCom Standard. The December 1, 2013 deadline has passed and now it is time to prepare for the June 1, 2016 deadline. The training will focus on workplace labeling, safety data sheets, the hazard communication program and employee training on the newly identified physical or health hazards.

Who does GHS Affect? GHS affects companies that manufacture or import hazardous chemicals; and downstream employers that acquire these chemicals from an outside supplier (as opposed to manufacturing or importing it themselves).

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Presented by Linda Atkinson, Executive Director of the DWI Resource Center, Inc.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 11 AM

New Mexico Mutual • 3900 Singer Blvd. NE • Albuquerque, NM • (505) 345-7260

How does alcohol use affect your workplace? Do you think that alcohol use is not a significant factor in your workplace? If so, think again. Alcohol use has a huge impact on workplace productivity, attendance and employee turnover. Surprisingly, the workplaces most often affected by alcohol use are small to mid-sized employers, according to the Department of Labor. This seminar is specifically designed to guide supervisory personnel and provide training on the following:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • The observations a supervisor needs to make
  • The signs and symptoms of probable drug use and/or alcohol misuse
  • How to approach an employee you reasonably suspect of being impaired
  • Refusals to test
  • When to test and when NOT to test, as well as how to conduct testing

This seminar will also address what to do if you do not currently have a policy.

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