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Safety Education & Training

NC Industrial Commission Safety Education Section

Who We Are

The accident prevention and safety services offered by the Safety Education Section of the North Carolina Industrial Commission are established to provide competent, practical instruction in accident prevention and workers' compensation. The courses and workshops are designed for the supervisor and employee in the interest of reducing accidents and their cost in North Carolina. Our schedule offers professional programs with experienced safety consultants of the Industrial Commission as instructors.

A Legislative-mandated Fee Schedule is now in effect. (See Fee Schedule.) Programs are scheduled to meet the production needs of client companies.

Note: So that we can meet your needs, we request as much lead time as possible be given for course scheduling. Call your area Safety Consultant for more information and scheduling.

Safety News & Information

Safety Rules Questionnaire

Click here for the questionnaire to be completed and sent in along with Safety Rules for Safety Rule N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-12.

New Online Safety Training Calendar

Visit our new Online Safety Training Calendar to see what course offerings we have coming up! You can register online, too, by clicking on the link for the course you want to attend.

Upcoming Events

There are several upcoming classes, courses and workshops. When announced, they will be listed below, so please check your calendars. For more information on any of these events, please contact us by email at or you may call us at (919) 807-2603.

Dates and locations subject to change. Please check back with us for the most current information before planning to attend.


We offer a number courses designed to provide instruction in accident prevention, CPR & First Aid, Defensive Driving, Workers Compensation awareness and much more. These workshops are professional programs, with experienced safety representatives from the Industrial Commission serving as instructors. Please refer to our Fee Schedule for pricing.
Please see courses below.

Accident Prevention Course

Directed at first-line supervisors and managers, this course places special emphasis on workers’ compensation, accident prevention, work habits and supervisory methods needed to reach a goal of accident- and injury-free performance.

Accident Investigation Course

This training is for all first-line supervisors and managers who are responsible for accident and workers’ compensation reporting. The course covers the principles of investigation, basic questions to ask, and how to use the report to eliminate the causes of accidents.

First Aid and CPR Courses

The N.C. Industrial Commission also offers the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Standard First Aid and CPR course. The 8-hour presentation is taught at the employer site. An NSC Standard First Aid and CPR textbook is required for each student. The course is excellent first aid and CPR training for employees with a clear, detailed text supplemented by visual aids. The Industrial Commission has a class minimum of 15 students. NSC Standard First Aid and CPR textbooks must be ordered at the time of scheduling through the safety representative. NSC First Aid and CPR Certificates are issued to those satisfactorily completing the course.

In addition to the standard Adult course, The NC Industrial Commission also offers an Infant/Pediatric CPR/First Aid Course. Please contact us for details.

Forklift Safety Course

This course on the safe operation of powered industrial trucks is for operators of forklift trucks and supervisors and managers of operations where forklift trucks are used. Assistance will be provided to employers in setting up a skills demonstration and evaluation course, but the skills and evaluation testing will be performed under the direction and guidelines of the client employer.

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course

The NSC Defensive Driving Course is a four-hour classroom course. The objectives of the course are:
   To increase the participants’ knowledge of defensive driving skills,
   To motivate participants to take personal responsibility for their own driving behavior, and ultimately,
   To change driving behavior.

NSC Defensive Driving Course Books must be ordered at the time of scheduling. Certificates will be issued to those successfully completing the course. Call Mel Harmon at (919) 218-3374 to schedule the NSC Defensive Driving Course.

Additional Employee Courses

We offer additional courses based on specific jobs situations or hazards. Please contact us if you are interested in any of the courses listed below.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Chlorine Safety
  • Confined Space
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Electrical Safety
  • Eye Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Safety
  • Flagger Certification
  • Hand Safety
  • Hazcom Safety
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Lifting Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Respiratory Protection Safety
  • Safety Attitude
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety
  • Work Zone Traffic Control

Contact The Safety Education Section

Here are the numbers to contact the Safety Education Section of the Industrial Commission:

EMAIL:     PHONE:  (919) 807-2603     FAX:  (919) 715-6573

NC Industrial Commission General Contact Information can be found HERE

Safety Representatives

Below is a list of the Safety Education personnel and their areas of responsibility. To schedule educational and training services, please contact your area representative. NC Safety Regions

Title Name Email Phone
Program Assistant Gina Bunn (919) 807-2603
Eastern Carolina Area and Mid-State Area Defensive Driving and Work Zone Traffic Instructor Mel Harmon (919) 218-3374
Northeastern Area and Water/Wastewater Coordinator Eric Johnson (919) 218-3567

Fee Schedule

Safety Education Section Announces New Fee Schedule
Beginning December 1, 2009, the Safety Section will be required to collect a reasonable fee for services pursuant to the Appropriations Act of 2009, Section 14.8, General Statute §97-73

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Safety Committees

Industrial Commission safety representatives are available to work with safety committees of North Carolina employers. The motivational programs focus on accident prevention on the job and in the home. Please contact us for details.

Safety Brochures
& Flyers

The Safety Training & Education Section offers the following brochures and flyers, listed here in one location for your convenience. You may click on the links below to view the related item or right-click on the links to download them. Questions or comments? Please contact the Safety section by email at or you may call us at (919) 807-2603.
Safety Services & Fees Brochure
Competent Person Trenching Brochure
Defensive Driving Courses Brochure
First Aid/CPR/AED Courses Brochure
Funeral Service Approved Programs Brochure
Safety for Supervisors Brochure
Scaffolding—Competent Person Brochure
Water & Wastewater Courses Brochure
Work Zone Flagger Brochure