Overview and What We Do
It is the intent of Pitt County Schools to promote and protect the safety and health of all employees and students. Pitt County Schools has a safety and environmental program that will help prevent injuries, protect the environment, and ensure compliance with applicable safety and environment standards.
Principals, administrators and supervisors at all levels have the responsibility for implementing and maintaining the provisions of the safety and environmental program as they pertain to staff, students, facilities, equipment and operations under their jurisdiction.
Compliance with safety and environmental rules will be required by all employees as a condition of employment.
WHAT WE DO
The Safety and Environmental Department is responsible for installing and maintaining fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems in kitchens, fire sprinkler systems, underground storage tanks, AED's, and laboratory safety equipment.
We manage the OSHA, EPA, and AHERA related programs, conduct asbestos inspections and maintain the asbestos management plans, oversee the science safety program and dispose of chemical waste, manage corrective actions for fire, electrical, health, risk management, and playground inspections, manage the SafeSchools safety training program, manage the pest control and Integrated Pest Management program, and conduct indoor air quality checks.
We also work with the custodial staff to provide equipment and cleaning technique training and manage the semiannual school cleanliness inspections.