The Safety Department coordinates the district's safety and risk management program and provides guidance to schools and departments in maintaining a safe physical environment, adhering to safety regulations and maintaining required records. The Department also serves as District liaison with local, state, & federal agencies including OSHA, DOT, Fire Department, Health Department, Risk Management and Emergency Management.

 The Department oversees the following School programs:

Principals Monthly Fire Drill and Inspections
  • Fire Evacuation Plans

  • School Emergency Responder Training

  • Student Accident Reporting

  • Traffic and Car Pool Safety

  • Off-Duty Traffic Officers

  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication training

  • OSHA Recordkeeping

  • Hepatitis B Vaccinations

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Tornado Safety Plans
  • Nuclear Emergency Evacuation Plans

  • Chemical Hygiene Plans

  • Hazardous Chemical Disposal

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inventory

  • The Department serves as CMS liaison for the following Agencies and Programs:

    Mecklenburg County Emergency Operations Center - EOC
  • Mecklenburg County All-Hazards Advisory Committee - AHAC

  • American Red Cross Emergency Shelter Operations  
  • CDC’s Cities Readiness Initiative - CRI 
  • FEMA School Nuclear Response Plans
  • School Crossing Guard Program
  • Mecklenburg County Fire & Life Safety Bowl
  • North Carolina Statewide Tornado Drill
  • Building Services Annual Safety Conference