Safety & Risk Management
Injury prevention and cost containment through collaboration.
The Safety and Risk Management Division is focused toward the mission of maximizing the efficiency of County staff and minimizing the County’s exposure to financial and labor related losses. The objective of the Employee Safety component of the division is to work closely with all County departments to provide St. Louis County employees with a work environment that is as free as practicable from recognized hazards. Specific division efforts focused toward achieving this objective include:
Monitoring Compliance: Monitoring compliance with County safety rules, MNOSHA safety and health standards and Federal OSHA requirements
Safety Programs: Developing and implementing written safety programs for County facilities;
Investigating, correcting, and reducing unsafe or unhealthy working conditions and potential hazards
Inspection: Conducting periodic safety and health inspections of work areas, and facilities;Representing the County during investigations conducted by State and Federal OSHA staff
Training and Reporting: Organizing and presenting safety and health related training;
Investigating and reporting accidents, hazardous incidents, and near misses involving County employees and facilities.
Evaluation: Evaluating the effectiveness of the County’s safety program