Safety & Workers Compensation
The City of Rocky Mount is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. The Safety Coordinator is responsible for facilitating a number of programs and services designed to prevent accidents and injuries and to assure compliance with state and federal safety regulations.
Department/Division employees participate in safety committees and activities pertinent to their operations. As incentives for reducing vehicle accidents and limiting lost-time injuries, employees are divided into safety teams. Quarterly awards are given to recognize teams who have been accident free during the designated period.
To ensure City operations are in compliance with state and federal OSHA standards, routine safety inspections are conducted on department/division work sites. Hazard assessments are completed along with checks for the use of personal protective equipment and the use of safe procedures. Records are maintained to document employee safety training. Reports on accident & injury data are completed as required by federal and state OSHA regulations.
Vehicle Accident Review Board
The VARB is a nine-member panel appointed by the City Manager with membership from departments & divisions that operate City vehicles. They meet monthly to review accidents with the intent of reducing the number of accidents, thereby ensuring the safety of employee drivers and citizens; minimizing damages to City equipment, reducing repair costs, and promoting efficiency of operations.
For more information, call 252-972-1186.