Emergency Rule Changes Reporting Requirements in New Mexico

August 25, 2020

The New Mexico Environment Department (“NMED”) has issued a temporary emergency rule requiring employers to report positive COVID-19 results to the NMED Occupational Health and Safety Bureau within four hours of being notified of the infection. The Department has posted an online procedure document detailing what businesses are required to do under the new temporary emergency rule.

The temporary measure will be effective for no more than 120 days (until December 3, 2020) unless a permanent rule takes effect under the normal rule-making process.

Affected employers must notify NMED by email: NMENV-OSHA@state.nm.us. If unable to email, the employer may report by phone or fax:

  • Phone: (505) 476-8700
  • Fax: (505) 476-8734

Information about the emergency rule is available on the NMED COVID-19 resources webpage.

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