Safety Information

Safety Mission Statement

Employees of New Hanover County are the organization’s most valuable resource, and for that reason their health and safety are of paramount concern. New Hanover County’s Safety Program is designed to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina and all other applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations. This program embodies a positive attitude toward safety and accident prevention on the part of all County employees and the Board of Commissioners. The program is designed to provide not only a safe physical working environment, but also an atmosphere of safety awareness through safety education, training, and employee involvement. The participation and earnest cooperation of all employees of New Hanover County is actively encouraged.

If, as an employee, you wish to submit safety concerns, suggestions or related issues for your department or other County departments, click here.

  • Angelina Bernard, Social Services
  • Michael Bloom, Parks & Gardens
  • Christopher Clayton, Property Management
  • Ben Stephens, Property Management
  • Kym Crowell, County Commissioners/Clerk
  • Marnita Davis, Community Justice Services
  • Tandy Davis, Community Justice Services
  • Theresa Davis, Register of Deeds
  • Jacqueline Nelson, Register of Deeds
  • Bo Dean, Human Resources
  • Mitch Duncan, Safety Officer
  • Donald Hoffsher, Parks & Gardens
  • Valorie Hatten, Senior Resource Center
  • Pam Howell, IT
  • Bambie Karabin, Engineering
  • Nano Scott, Animal Control
  • Ryan Kondor, Parks & Gardens
  • Emily Marriott, Register of Deeds
  • Shirley Melito, Health
  • Katrina Morris, Finance
  • Gary Moore, Environmental Management
  • Mary Nolan, Library
  • Patricia Roberts, Planning & Zoning
  • Cliff Robinson, Fire Services
  • Vick Grant, Fire Services
  • Cindy Shoaf, Tax
  • Charles Smith, Emergency Management/911
  • Theresa Smith, Emergency Management/911
  • Jennifer Stancil, Risk Management
  • John Timmerman, Cape Fear Museum
  • Alex Walton, Sheriff
  • Shannon Zickefoose, Register of Deeds
  • Chairperson– Katrina Morris
  • Safety Education Committee Chairperson – Cliff Robinson
  • Vice Chairperson – Angelina Bernard
  • By-Laws Committee Chairperson – Teresa Smith​
  • Secretary – Charles Smith
  • Safety Fair – Jennifer Stancil and Teresa Smith​

The Safety Committee meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The location of the meetings vary from month to month, giving members a chance to see other departments in action.

Each month, the Committee tries to present an interesting topic such as Electrical Safety, Fire Extinguisher Use, Summer Safety, Holiday Safety, Workplace Safety and a variety of other programs. All employees of the County are invited to attend any of the programs presented.

The agenda for each meeting is as follows:

I. Reading and Approving minutes of previous meetings
II. Unfinished business to include review and status of suggestions received at prior meetings
III. Risk Management Report
IV. Subcommittee Reports
 a. Bylaws
 b. Safety Education
 c. Safety Fair
d. Steering Committee
V. New Business
VI. Guest Speaker/Special Program
VII. Adjournment

The following departments received awards for 2015:

  1. Cape Fear Museum
  2. Parks & Gardens/Senior Resource Center
  3. Public Libraries
  4. Environmental Management – Landfill
  5. Fire Services
  6. Sheriff’s Office
  7. Property Management
  8. Community Justice Services
  9. Health Department
  10. Social Services
  11. Register of Deeds
  12. Tax Dept.
  13. Engineering Dept.
  14. Public Safety Communications
  15. Information Technology
  16. Human Resources
  17. Finance Department
  18. Planning & Inspections Department
Legal & Risk Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 125 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7153 • Fax 910-798-7157