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Employee Handbook: General Employee Safety

Reporting Safety Issues

APS complies with regulations governing injury and accident prevention and employee safety consistent with the needs of our industry. If you are ever in doubt about how to safely perform a job, it is your responsibility to ask your supervisor for assistance. Any suspected unsafe conditions and all injuries that occur on the job must be reported immediately. Compliance with these safety rules is considered a condition of employment. Each supervisor shall make the safety of employees an integral part of her/his regular management functions. Each employee shall accept and follow established safety regulations and procedures. Read the School Safety Procedural Directive.

Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

  • Notify your supervisor and call the APS Risk Management Injury Reporting Hotline at (505) 830-8466.
  • Submit a completed New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration Notice of Accident Form to your supervisor within fifteen (15) days of the accident or injury. If an injury does not require medical attention, a Supervisor and Employee Report of Accident Form (New Mexico Workers Compensation Forms) must still be completed in case medical treatment is later needed and to ensure that any safety hazards are corrected.

Life-Threatening Emergencies

Call 911 or seek immediate attention at the nearest hospital emergency facility.

Federal law requires that we keep records of all illnesses and accidents that occur during the workday. The New Mexico State Workers' Compensation Act also requires that you report any workplace illness or injury, no matter how slight. If you fail to report an injury, you may jeopardize your right to collect workers' compensation payments as well as health benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ compensation fraud costs everyone. It is against state law. If you are aware of a potential fraud or abuse of the workers’ compensation system, report it using the Fraud Report Form. Read Worker’s Compensation Information.

Time Off for Medical Appointments

If the worker returned to work, the law does not require the employer to let the worker use paid work time for medical appointments.  If the worker must take unpaid time off from work to go to medical appointments and if the total time exceeds seven (7) workdays, the claim will become an indemnity claim and the worker will be entitled to indemnity benefits.  Consult Risk Management for guidance.

Parking Areas

You are encouraged to use the parking areas designated for employees. Remember to lock your car and park within the specified areas. APS is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to your private vehicle or any personal property. If you should damage another car while parking or leaving, immediately report the incident, along with the license numbers of both vehicles and any other pertinent information you may have to APS Police.

For Additional Information Contact:

Albuquerque Public Schools
Human Resources Department
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 200 East 
Albuquerque 87110 Map
(505) 880-3700

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Standards Administration, Wage and Hour Division
1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627