The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) is a part of the New Mexico Environment Department, which is headed by the Secretary. The main office is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The New Mexico State Plan applies to all private sector and state and local government employers in the state with the exception of federal government workers including those employed by the United State Postal Service; maritime industries (long shoring, ship building, and ship breaking); mining operations; workers on military bases; Indian reservations; or areas of exclusive federal jurisdiction are covered under federal OSHA jurisdiction.
New Mexico OHSB has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to state and local government and private sector employer operations. New Mexico OHSB incorporates federal standards by reference. Therefore, the state and federal standards are identical. New Mexico OHSB has adopted the following unique standards:
New Mexico OHSB Compliance is responsible for the enforcement of New Mexico OHSB safety and health standards. New Mexico OHSB utilizes the Field Operations Manual (FOM) to provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of New Mexico OHSB regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and worker complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in New Mexico can be found on the New Mexico State Plan website.
New Mexico OHSB offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. New Mexico OHSB also offers on-site consultation services which help employers - both state and local government and private - comply with New Mexico OHSB or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the New Mexico State Plan website.
New Mexico OHSB conducts informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission hears and rules on appeals from citations, notifications, and penalties issued by New Mexico OSHA's enforcement unit. For more information on these proceedings, please visit the New Mexico State Plan website.
OSHA makes every effort to ensure that this webpage is accurate and up-to-date; however, for the latest information please contact the State Plan directly.
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