The Council is the principal representative body of the University on safety-related issues. The Council shall advise the Chancellor on matters relating to the safe conduct of teaching, research and extension at North Carolina State University. In particular it shall review summaries of injury and illness records, summaries of workplace inspections and perform other functions determined by the Chancellor to be necessary for the effective implementation of the State Employee Workplace Requirements Program for Safety and Health. The Council shall meet at least biannually.
Membership on the OSH Council shall consist of the Chair of the Biosafety Committee, the Hazardous Materials Committee, the Radiation Protection Committee, the Research Committee, and the Chairs of the Unit Safety Committees. Additional members shall include one representative each from the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate, and the Graduate Student Association. Ex-officio members shall be the Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Center, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension and Outreach, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business, and the Coordinator of the University Safety Hotline Program.
The Vice Chair of the Council shall be selected by the Chancellor from previous Chairs of University safety committees. At the end of each year the Vice Chair shall ascend to the position of Chair.
The Council shall meet at least two times a year and, with staff assistance from the Environmental Health and Safety Center, issue an annual review of Safety and Health at North Carolina State University. The Chancellor shall personally call to order the first meeting of each academic year and shall provide a charge to the Council in person.