Occupational health and safety is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of health and safety programs are designed to foster a safe and healthy work environment. In order to provide exelent service to our community we have divided this area into two areas.
Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. These hazards may include chemical agents and solvents, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, physical agents such as loud noise or vibration, and physical hazards such as electricity or dangerous machinery
Occupational Safety programs address physical work in NC State facilities that requires the interaction of human-machine-environment. Physical safety programs serve to mitigate risk and exposure to unsafe practices and reduce injury