New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

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Welcome to the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) of the NM Environment Department

Our mission is to assure every employee safe and healthful working conditions!

The Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NM OSHA) is an agency within the New Mexico Environment Department. As an OSHA State Plan, the Bureau is responsible for enforcement of the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act and providing assistance to the regulated community. The State Plan is funded by a grant of $1,140,000, which constitutes 50 percent of the State Plan budget.

The New Mexico On-Site Consultation program is funded by a cooperative agreement for $524,300 in federal funds, which constitutes 90% of the program budget.

NM OSHA’s jurisdiction includes private industry and public entities such as city, county, and state government. Federal employees and employers are excluded.

The Bureau has five operational areas:

Administrative – In addition to managing the general administrative duties of the OHSB, this section gathers state-wide statistical information on workplace injuries and fatalities.

Enforcement – The compliance section enforces health and safety regulations by conducting on-site inspections. Employees or employers wishing to report problems should contact the compliance section.

Compliance Assistance – This group works with and provides help to New Mexico trade associations, unions, partnerships, and alliances to promote health and safety awareness.

Consultation Program – This section works proactively with employers by providing training and consultative services to employers who request assistance.

Whistleblower Discrimination -Investigates cases filed by employees who allege retaliation after reporting health and safety concerns to their employer or NM OSHA.