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

NM OSHA Enforcement Information

Enforcement General Information

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The New Mexico OSHA Compliance Section enforces safety and health regulations as outlined in 11.5.1 NMAC, 11.5.3 NMAC, 11.5.5 NMAC, and 11.5.6 NMAC and within 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926.


Enforcement of compliance is accomplished by work-site inspection and evaluation of safety and health programs. A citation may be issued for the violation of a standard and an employee exposed to safety and health hazards.

There are five primary reasons for conducting onsite compliance inspections:

  • A complaint filed by an employee or their representative regarding safety or health hazards in the workplace.
  • A referral filed by another governmental agency or member of the public regarding observed safety or health hazards.
  • A randomly chosen inspection in an industry that is considered “high hazard”.
  • An investigation of a fatality.
  • An investigation of a catastrophic accident where three or more employees have been hospitalized.
  • An investigation of an accident.


The following links have further information on the compliance section and what it offers for employers and employees.

COVID-19 Information

Employee Information

Employer Information



New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau
525 Camino de los Marquez St., Suite 3
P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Greg Marquez
Program Manager, Compliance Section
E-mail Address:


For general information, please contact:

Phone numbers: (505) 476-8700 or (877) 610-6742
Fax No. (505) 476-8734

Working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MT. After regular hours, it is possible to leave a message and a Compliance Officer will respond within the next few business days.


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