Facilities Division Safety

The Facilities Division provides a variety of services directed to create and preserve the physical environment that advances the university.  Facilities employees 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.

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.

The Facilities Division’s safety mission is No One Gets Hurt: Go For Zero. The purpose is for all Facilities Division employees to make safety personal, be able to purposefully identify hazards and establish control methods to address these hazards.

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Hazard ID and Mitigation

Facilities Division employees use the following process prior to each job task:

  1. Identify Hazards 
  2. Assess Hazards
  3. Establish Controls using the Hierarchy of Controls
  4. Monitor Effectiveness

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.


Safety Action Committee

The fundamental purpose of the Committee is to get employees involved in safety. Employees are encouraged to contact any committee members or submit a question, comment, idea or concern. The Facilities Safety Action Committee is comprised of three Teams: Base Team, Steering Team and Director Team. The Base Team, which includes employee leaders and front-line supervisors, identifies safety improvement items through incident history analysis and employee engagement.  The Steering Team, which consists of Facilities Division leadership, prioritizes and incorporates the Base Team’s ideas into operations. The Director Team, which consists of Facilities Division unit directors, endorses the operational changes. Ultimately, the teams give a voice to all Facilities employees. This ensures that the Facilities Division identifies and implements solutions that are the most effective.