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.



Accident Reporting

Reporting of accidents and near misses, accident investigations, and workers Comp information

Confined Space

Confined Space programs follow the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Control of Hazardous Energy – Lock Out/Tag Out

The Lock Out/Tag Out program provides NC State personnel with the guidance necessary to safely de-energize machinery or equipment and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while performing maintenance or servicing activities.

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety programs provide guidance to reduce and/or eliminate risks associated with the use of electrical energy.  It identifies specific safety precautions to be adhered to and protective equipment to be used by personnel using, installing, constructing, repairing, inspecting, or maintaining electrical equipment.


Ergonomics is the applied science that seeks to improve the design and function of tools and other objects used by people.  Workstation guidelines help better guide your setup options.


NC State University’s goal is to minimize exposure to fall hazards and injuries resulting from falls. Employees who may be exposed to serious injury from falls include those who work at elevation (4 ft or higher), use ladders, scaffolds, elevating equipment, or personal fall protection systems, who work on sloped, uneven, unstable, or slippery walking or working surfaces or work where there are slipping or tripping hazards.

Hand and Portable Tools

The goal of this hand/portable tool program is to minimize the amount of accidents occurring with powered tools, and to reduce the severity of outcome with an incident.

Hearing conservation

Where engineering and administrative controls are not successful in lowering noise exposure, hearing protection devices must be used.

Hoists and Cranes

This hoist and crane safety program provides guidance for use and inspections of cranes and hoists, used for lifting or lowering a load.

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

The Job Hazard Analysis tool is used to identify how to perform task step-by-step, any hazards associated with the task and controls to mitigate the hazards.

Ladder Safety

Almost everyone uses ladders or stepstools. And misuse can lead to serious injuries or death. Ladder users must inspect ladders daily, use ladders properly, and complete the required training.

Machine Guarding

One of the major goals of OSHA is to guard all machinery and equipment to eliminate hazards created by points of operation, ingoing nip points, rotating points, and flying chips and sparks.

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs)

This program covers OSHA and ANSI requirements for safe use of elevated work platforms including aerial lifts, scissor lifts, boom trucks, and cherry pickers, including hazard assessments and training.

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklifts)

This program provides safety and compliance requirements and guidelines for the safe operation of forklifts. It includes safe operating procedures, training and retraining requirements, inspection checklists, and operator evaluation checklists.

Respiratory Protection Programs

Employees who wear a respirator must be given prior approval by the EHSC. Before a respirator is issued, a workplace assessment is conducted to identify harmful airborne chemicals.

Personal Protective Equipment – PPE

The primary methods for preventing employee exposure to hazardous materials are elimination, engineering and administrative controls. Where these control methods are not appropriate or sufficient to control the hazard, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required.

Safety Forms, Resources & FAQ’s

Get detailed information about regulations, policies and forms

NCSU Surplus Guidelines

Procedures for the Proper Disposition of Equipment and Materials Through NCSU Surplus