Health and Safety Policy

Rutherford County Government is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for our employees. In an effort to meet this commitment, we must ensure a working environment that motivates and supports all employees in their efforts to achieve zero work-related injuries and illnesses. Rutherford County continues to strive to develop and maintain a well-trained, informed and competent workforce through providing clearly stated rules, work instructions and proper equipment to safely complete all jobs.

All departments and schools will actively participate in all applicable safety programs and will encourage their employees to abide by the guidelines of the Rutherford County Government Health and Safety Policy. It is the County’s belief that no job is so important and no service so urgent, that the employees cannot take time to perform their work safely and in a conscientious manner. Working together, we can make Rutherford County Government a safe place to work.

Safety Award - nominations are accepted quarterly

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Since the agency was created in 1971, occupational deaths have been cut by 62% and injuries have declined by 42%.
OSHA Standard
Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA): TOSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of Tennessee's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.