Employees of New Hanover County are the organization’s most valuable resource, and for that reason, their health and safety are of paramount concern. New Hanover County’s Safety Program is designed to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina and all other applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. This program embodies a positive attitude toward safety and accident prevention on the part of all County employees and the Board of Commissioners. The program is designed to provide not only a safe physical working environment, but also an atmosphere of safety awareness through safety education, training, and employee involvement. The participation and earnest cooperation of all employees of New Hanover County is actively encouraged.
New Hanover County’s Safety Committee is made up of employees from each department, who meet monthly. Each month, the Committee presents an interesting topic such as Electrical Safety, Fire Extinguisher Use, Summer Safety, Holiday Safety, Workplace Safety and a variety of other programs. All employees of the county are invited to attend any of the programs presented, and the committee sends out a newsletter each month to the organization with updates and safety topics.