Safety Management Division

Core Responsibilities

The Safety Management Division:

  • Plans, implements, and directs the organization's safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy, accident-free, and compliant work environment.
  • Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with the South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SC OSHA) standards.
  • Division develops site-specific emergency action plans, conducts site inspections and evaluations, performs post-accident investigations, and provides engineering and work-practice control recommendations following those inspections and investigations.

The division also coordinates and conducts training on multiple topics of compliance, including but not limited to, the proper use, wear, and operation of equipment and apparatus including:

  • Blood-borne pathogens
  • Confined space entry
  • Drug use and abuse
  • Ergonomics
  • Fire emergencies
  • Forklift operation
  • Hazard communication
  • Trenching and excavation

The division is responsible for administering the city's Workers' Compensation program, as well as the city's Safety Review Committee Vehicle Accident Review Board.

Additional Responsibilities

Additionally, Safety Management coordinates with other departments to ensure compliance with all regulatory and policy requirements related to safety, using outside resources such as SC OSHA training or technical consultations to meet training those regulatory and training requirements.