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Risk Manager: Jessica Neill Hoyson

Statement of Skagit County Safety Policy

To Our Employees:
The personal safety and health of each employee of Skagit County is of primary importance. It is the responsibility of management and employees to ensure safety is a priority. Skagit County will comply with all federal, state and local safety, health and environmental regulations.
We are committed to eliminate foreseeable hazards that may result in injuries/illness, property damage/loss/fires and other hazards. To be successful, such a program must emphasize injury and illness prevention on the part of both management and employees. It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between management and employee, but also between each employee and his or her co-workers. Only through a cooperative effort can a safety program in the best interest of all be established and preserved.
Our safety and health program will include:

  • Providing physical safeguards from injury to the maximum extent possible
  • Striving to eliminate hazards through engineering controls whenever possible
  • Promote a policy of safety and health inspections to detect and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices, to control health hazards, and to comply with all safety and health standards
  • Training employees in safe and healthful work practices
  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) required on designated jobs and instruction for its correct use and care
  • Developing and enforcing safety and health rules and requiring that employees cooperate with these rules as a condition of employment
  • Investigating, promptly and thoroughly, accidents and near-miss situations to determine the root causes and to correct the problem in order to prevent recurrences

We are committed to safety and urge all employees to practice safe work and life habits both on and off the job.
Board of County Commissioners