New Mexico has adopted the federal hazard communication standard (HCS) by reference. The HCS, or worker “right-to-know” law, regulates how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of the federal regulations.
New Mexico is a so-called “state plan” state, which means it has its own work safety regulatory program, the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act (NM Stat. Sec. 50-9-1et seq.), and has received federal authorization to enforce it. The state act governs both the private and public sector workplaces.