The safety of City of Pittsburgh employees is of utmost importance and the Department of Personnel & Civil Service Commission’s Safety Office serves as a resource for all employees, directing the strategy needed to drive change and continuous improvement for safety and injury prevention.
Please be sure to check out the most recent edition of the quarterly Safety Dispatch, always a great resource for seasonal health & safety information.
posted 6/11/14 @ 7:37 am
Yearly hazard assessments of all City of Pittsburgh buildings help foster employee safety awareness in addition to pointing out conditions that present a workplace hazard if not corrected.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Employees concerned over possible infectious disease exposure while on duty have abundant resources created by the Safety Office available to them, including the ability to speak with the City of Pittsburgh Infectious Disease Officer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
INJURY TRACKING & INVESTIGATION
All injuries to City of Pittsburgh employees are tracked and investigated to assure workplace safety policies and procedures are in place and followed. This information helps to identify workplace injury trends and ways to curb similar injuries to other City of Pittsburgh employees.
The Safety Office promotes and participates in departmental safety committees that engage administration and lay workers to address health and safety concerns in the workplace.
The Safety Office provides multiple training programs on safety issues facing the City of Pittsburgh employee workforce.
An employee’s overall health can contribute to injuries at work. With this in mind, the Safety Office works with the CityFit Wellness At Work Program to combine personal health & safety topics with workplace safety initiatives.