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Student works on her laptop in EB1 on Centennial Campus.

Students work in the Garage on Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall

All N.C. State employees and volunteers receive NC State’s Hazard Communication Program training from their manager. Supervisors should use the NC State Safety Orientation Checklist as the means for training new employees. This program is for employees who may come in contact with hazardous chemicals in non-laboratory settings such as an office / administrative area / library. Be familiar with the chemicals used in your area, the hazards of those chemicals, where Safety Data Sheets are located, what to do if employees has further questions or if an accident should occur.


Office ergonomics programs targets reducing injury from repetitive movements through workstation arrangement. Because office workers spend the bulk of their day seated at a desk and working on a computer, they are prone to strains and other injuries related to posture and activities performed.


Indoor air quality can be impacted by office practices, objects and people! Help maintain a healthy air and report any problems that need safety assistance. Having renovations or reairs completed? Control dust and prevent odors during the process.


Shipping and receiving hazardous materials requires specific training for compliance and safety to minimize possible exposures.  This training is required for office personnel who may assist with packages.


Coordinate volunteers and minors coming to experience NC State activities? Help EHS protect their experience with registering them!


Emergencies can happen, and being prepared for them ahead of time is vital. Here’s just a brief selection of things that can better prepare you for an emergency: