OSHA Training in New Mexico
OSHA.com offers OSHA training courses that are accepted statewide by New Mexico. The OSHA 10 Hour Training and OSHA 30 Hour Training courses below can be taken for all workers in New Mexico that need OSHA training cards. In addition, if you relocate to another state, the same card will be honored there.
Click on the Enroll Now! link for the course you want to take, register and pay online, and you begin your course when you’re ready. You can take the course at your own pace, login and logout as needed. The course is 100% online and is available 24×7.
Once you complete the OSHA Online 10 hour or 30 hour course, you may print out your certificate of completion immediately and you will receive your DOL Wallet Card by US Mail within six to ten weeks.
New Mexico OSHA Training Information
The State of New Mexico, under an agreement with OSHA, operates an occupational safety and health program in accordance with Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The New Mexico state plan was initially approved on December 10, 1975, and received state plan certification on December 4, 1984.
The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) is a part of the New Mexico Environment Department, headed by the Secretary. The main office is located in Santa Fe, with satellite offices in Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
The New Mexico OHSB exercises jurisdiction for all private and public sector employers and employees throughout the State of New Mexico except for maritime industries (long shoring, ship building, and ship breaking); mining operations; Federal civilian employees; employment on military bases, Indian reservations, or areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction; and U.S. Postal Service employees.
Regulations and Standards
States must maintain job safety and health standards that are “at least as effective” as comparable federal standards. States may promulgate standards that are more stringent than the comparable federal standards or promulgate standards covering hazards not addressed by federal standards.
New Mexico adopts amendments to incorporated federal standards, by reference. These become enforceable the date they are available on the OSHA website. New standards require a public hearing before the Environmental Improvement Board, a seven member body appointed by the Governor and empowered to adopt, modify, or repeal OHS standards and regulations.