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.
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
b. Safety Education
c. Safety Fair
d. Steering Committee
V. New Business
VI. Guest Speaker/Special Program
The following departments received awards for 2015:
State Safety Sites
Federal Safety Sites