Facilities Division Safety

North Carolina State University Safety Policy:
It is NC State University’s environmental health and safety policy that no job is so important and no service so urgent, that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely, and in an environmentally conscientious manner.


Facilities Safety Action Committee
Facilities Division Safety Manual (SOPs)
Facilities Division Safety Talks
Incident (Accident) Reporting

University Environmental Health and Safety

Safety Mission:
no one gets hurt, go for zero

No One Gets Hurt – Go for Zero is a mission that resulted from the collaboration of the Facilities Safety Action Committee when given the charge to positively affect our safety culture.  We believe this mission is achievable when we:
(1) make safety personal,
(2) purposefully identify hazards, and
(3) establish control methods to address the hazards.

Use the following process prior to each job task:

STEP 1: Identify Hazards (refer to the Hazard Categories)
STEP 2: Assess Hazards
STEP 3: Establish Controls (using the Hierarchy of Controls)
STEP 4: Monitor Effectiveness

Hazard Categories
hazard categories include mechanical electrical pressure vehicle health ergonomics struck by or against temperature sliptripfall chemical

Hierarchy of Controls
hierarchy of controls in order of most effective to least effective 1 elimination 2 substitution 3 engineering 4 procedure 5 personal protective equipment

If a hazard is not controlled, every individual employee is empowered and expected to PAUSE the activity until action is taken to control the hazard.

The Facilities Division provides a variety of services directed to create and preserve the physical environment that advances the university.  In order to achieve this end, the people within Facilities must complete each and every task with their personal safety and the safety of their co-workers at the front of every decision.  A safe workforce is a productive workforce.