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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH and SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT (EHSRM)

Auto, Property and Other Insurance

EHSRM is responsible for insurance activities on behalf of the college with the exception of employee-related healthcare and workers' compensation insurance which is managed by Human Resources. The college, as a state agency, is prohibited from extending free public liability fund coverage to private third party contractors because of the "Anti-Donation Clause" contained in the New Mexico Constitution (Article IV, Section 14), therefore the college cannot additional insure or indemnify any third party.

The college's insurance coverage includes the following: Auto (liability and physical damage), Blanket Property, Boiler & Machinery, Civil Rights, Crime, Fine Arts, General Liability, Medical Malpractice/Professional Liability, Property, Unemployment, and Workers' Compensation. See below for additional information.

The college's certificates of coverage provide property and liability coverage to the extent required by the New Mexico Tort Claims Act (NMSA 1978, § 41-4-1 et seq.). Contact our office for copies of certificates of coverage.

Auto (Liability and Physical Damage)

Eligibility to operate a college vehicle is detailed in the sub menu to the left.  All drivers must comply with applicable laws and regulations concerning the operation of motor vehicles. The college reserves the right to refuse authorization to operate vehicles for college business.  The college's insurance covers all college-owned vehicles and rentals/leases.  When renting a vehicle for college business, employees do not need to purchase any liability or physical damage coverage from the rental agency if the trip is strictly for official college business only. When employees opt to drive private, personal vehicles for college business, their personal automotive liability policies provide primary coverage, including applicable deductibles and the college's insurance only provides secondary coverage, up to the Tort Claims Act limit.  Please note that many personal insurance polices exclude work related activities from coverage so employees should check with their insurance companies to confirm coverage.  If involved in an automobile accident while driving an official college business, please follow these steps:

  • Do not admit fault or tell the third part that the college will reimbursement them for medical or property expenses.  The New Mexico Tort Claims Act requires that negligence on the part of the college is investigated and determined by the college's insurance carrier or assigned adjustor(s).
  • Do not transport any injured party.
  • Offer assistance
    • Call 911
  • Obtain the following
    • Date & time of incident
    • Note road and weather conditions
    • Other driver(s) information
      • Full name, address (street, city, state, zip), phone number (with area code), date of birth, driver's license number (and state), insurance company (policy number, agent, contact information), license plate number, make/mode/year of vehicle, damage to vehicle, injury to driver (or others).  If possible use your cell phone to take pictures of driver's license, insurance cards (front and back), etc.
    • Witness/passenger information
      • Full name, address (street, city, state, zip), phone number (with area code), injury. 
    • Investigating policy officer's information
      • Name, bade number, report number, phone number (with area code)
    • If possible, take photos with your cell phone
  • Contact the college's Department of Public Safety (DPS) to file an incident report
    • 505.215.3091 (on call cell phone)
    • 505.566.3333 (2 minute radio call)
  • Notify (email or phone) EHSRM and your supervisor as soon as possible but within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident.
  • EHSRM will follow up to complete insurance documentation and acts as the point-of-contact for all parties

Boiler & Machinery Coverage

Coverage based on inventory, as reported annually to the college's insurance carrier, and requires inspections

Fine Arts Coverage

Coverage based on inventory, as reported annually to the college's insurance carrier, and includes paintings, etchings, drawings, rare books, manuscripts, rugs, tapestries, statuary, and on bona fide works of art, of rarity, historic value or artistic merit. 

General Liability

The College's insurance policy may provide coverage to protect the college and its employees from claims of negligence.  Specifically, the coverage is for third party bodily injury or property damage caused by, or arising out of the college's operations. If a third party (such as a student) in injured or reports a personal injury or property damage, please follow these steps:

  • Do not tell the third party that the college will reimbursement them for medical or property expenses.  The New Mexico Tort Claims Act requires that negligence on the part of the college is investigated and determined by the college's insurance carrier or assigned adjustor(s).
  • Do not transport any injured party.
  • Offer assistance
    • Call 911
    • Contact the college's Department of Public Safety (DPS) to file an incident report
      • 505.215.3091 (on call cell phone)
      • 505.566.3333 (2 minute radio call)
  • Notify (email or phone) EHSRM and your supervisor as soon as possible but within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident.
  • EHSRM will follow up to complete insurance documentation and acts as the point-of-contact for all parties.

Property Coverage

The  policy is comprehensive in nature and specifically designed to cover college owned buildings, contents, and  miscellaenous items; it does not cover an employee's personal property.

Medical Malpractice/Professional Liability

Includes coverage for San Juan College students enrolled and participating in required student-experience clinicals as required by Health Science and Trades & Technology programs.

 

Staff Listing 

Shelley R. Pickett Monica Beevers
Director Administrative Assistant
Picketts@sanjuancollege.edu beeversm@sanjuancollege.edu
Office 505.566.3454 Phone 505.566.3190
Cell    TBA Fax      505.566.4418
Educational Services Building
Room 4144
Educational Services Building
Business Office

 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
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