Environmental Health and Safety


The North Carolina Central University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) helps facilitate the University’s mission of research, teaching and service by ensuring health, safety and regulatory compliance.

Health and Safety Reporting

Please use the Hazard and Incident Report Form to submit a safety hazard or incident report.

Health and Safety Committee

The purpose of the NCCU Safety and Health Committee Program is to establish a multi-tiered, management- and employee-balanced safety and health committee in compliance with the following: North Carolina General Statutes: Chapter 95, Article 22, Section 95-252, North Carolina General Statutes: Chapter 143, Article 63, Section 143-584, North Carolina Administrative Code: 13 NCAC 07A.0605 and North Carolina Administrative Code: 25 NCAC 1N.0106.

Insurance and Risk Management Forms

Insurance and Risk Management assists NCCU stakeholders in managing physical, financial, operational and reputation risk through early identification and appropriate avoidance, mitigation and risk transfer. Insurance and Risk Management collaborates with campus and external partners to promote an integrated approach to problem-solving in the following areas:

  • Accident Insurance (campers)
  • Claims Management
  • Contract Review (to ensure insurance issues are sufficient)
  • International Travel Insurance Enrollment Form
  • Liability Insurance
  • Property Insurance
  • Risk Management Consultations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vehicle Insurance

Safety Topics

Office Chairs

This fact sheet explains what ergonomics is, how to use ergonomics to protect yourself at work and how to report any issue or request an ergonomic assessment.

Bacteria Fork

Mold is a common term used to refer to fungal growth, and it can be found on any organic substance as long as water and oxygen are present. Molds produce spores that move through the indoor and outdoor air continually. View this fact sheet to learn more about mold.

The team is comprised of qualified, knowledgeable members who are recognized as trusted subject matter experts and are committed to providing excellent service and leadership to our partners including University students, faculty, staff and visitors. The group enables and empowers NC Central to adopt a culture of safety in which innovation, discovery and positive change are fully supported by safety professionals.


Drobna, Zuzana

EHS Professional- Biosafety Specialist

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 207 Cottage One

Email: zdrobna@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6925

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/zdrobna


Freeman, Cassandra

Administrative Support Specialist

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 507 George Street-Cottage One

Email: cfreem28@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7125

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/cfreem28


Ingram, Kathleen

EHS Professional

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 202 Cottage One

Email: kingra26@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7283

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/kingra26


Long-Witter, Kristin M

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 507 George Street, Cottage One

Email: klongwit@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7125

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/klongwit


Sykes, Jody

Risk Manager

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 102 Cottage One

Email: isykes@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-6436

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/isykes


Verrault, Thomas

Emergency Management Coordinator

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Location: 204 Cottage One

Email: tverrault@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-7574

Profile: https://www.nccu.edu/employee/tverrault

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