Environmental Health and Safety

The University has established a safety and health program for employees to promote a safe and healthful working environment based on clearly stated goals or objectives.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers are located on each floor around kitchenettes, copy rooms, or restroom and hallways.

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators)

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are located in these buildings as listed: Barber Building, 1st Floor elevator, McLeod Hall, Front Entrance, Capel Arena, Front Entrance, Chestnutt Library, 1st floor by checkout counter, Lyon Science Annex, 1st floor lobby, Mitchell Building, Lobby, Rudolph Jones Student Center, Ramp by ATM, Seabrook Auditorium, 1st floor elevator, S.B.E Building, 1st floor elevator, Williams Hall, Entrance toward Mitchell (1st floor)

Hazard Reporting

All faculty members, staff, students and visitors at Fayetteville State University have an obligation to perform their work in a safe manner that does not endanger their health and safety, the well-being of others, or the university environment. Members of the campus community can participate in making the campus a safe place to work, study and live, by identifying health and/or safety hazards or unsafe conditions by informing those responsible for the problem area.

Employees are advised that reports of unsafe conditions or practices are protected by law. The rights of affected personnel, in reporting complaints of matters affecting occupational safety and health, will be exercised without retaliation on the part of any other person.

Injury and Illness for Faculty and Staff

Injury and Illness

MEDEX Urgent Care                      504 Owen Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 221-3030    

The following procedures are to be used.

  • Call the Workers' Compensation Section of Human Resources at 672-1451 or Environmental Health and Safety Officer at 672-1827 for authorization documentation- immediately. (To be transported call the campus police at 672-1911).
  • Prepare employee's accident report on the North Carolina Industrial Commission Form 18 and North Carolina Office of State Personnel SGWCP Form.
  • Supervisor prepare accident report to be completed within five days of injury

After hour injuries Procedure

Should you have an injured employee or require a drug screen after normal business hours, please follow these instructions:

  1. Call MEDEX at  
  2. You will be greeted by a live person who will ask a few questions.  You will need to provide the person with your name, the name of the company, and the name of the injured employee, your phone number and a brief description of the incident.
  3. The person will then dispatch the on call nurse/provider who will return your call within 15 minutes and assess the situation.

At this point, a determination will be made to treat the injured employee in the U.S. Healthworks facility immediately, refer the patient to the hospital Emergency Room if the injury is very serious, or triage the patient and have the patient seen the next day during regular office hours.  The type and severity of the injury will determine the appropriate course of action. Whether or not treatment is rendered immediately, they can conduct any drug screen/breath alcohol according to our post-accident protocol immediately in their facility.

North Carolina Safety & Health Handbook

For more information click here.

Safety Training


Training is an imperative requirement in emergency management and EHS. Training educates you about disaster preparedness & prevention for hazards that may impact your area and trains you in basic disaster response skills, in such areas as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.   10 Basic Safety Classes recommended for ALL FSU staff, faculty and student employees that may be exposed to hazards.

  • Employee Safety Orientation *
  • Hazard Communication GHS *
  • Materials Handling
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Ergonomics Awareness
  • Office Safety (general)
  • Signs and Tags
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Building Emergency Response Plan (BEAP) - Department specific, talk to your manager/supervisor
  • Bloodborne Pathogens *- Department specific, talk to your manager/supervisor
    (* Denotes required training)