Facilities Division Safety

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.

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.

 

Hazard Identification and Mitigation

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

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

The following are hazard categories that may be encountered by Facilities Division employees on campus:
hazard categories include mechanical electrical pressure vehicle health ergonomics struck by or against temperature sliptripfall chemical

To address these hazards, use the 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.

 

Safety Action Committee

Back row, from left: Steve Bostic, Jake Terrell, Christian Davis, Douglas Morton, Toni Gaines, Andy Snead, Rich Hassard, Steve Reed, Jon Horbelt Middle row, from left: Garden Freeman, Lisa Johnson, Eric Olson, Jake Barrett (resigned), Taft Waldon, Nessa Stone, Sumayya Jones-Humienny, William Lynch, Chad Schilling (resigned), Barb Hise, Cameron Smith Front row, from left: Charlie Marshall, Brian Carter, Michael Ellison, Shirley Harris Members not in photo: Michael Baraldi, Allen Boyette, Tonya Howard, Claire Stevens

The fundamental purpose of the Committee is to get employees involved in safety. Employees are encouraged to:

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.

 

Resources

Facilities Division Safety Manual (SOPs)
Facilities Division Safety Talks
Incident (Accident) Reporting
University Environmental Health and Safety
Safety Training (requires unity ID)