Office of Professional Standards: Safety
The safety unit for the Georgia Department of Corrections ensures the agency's compliance with Right to Know, State Safety Rules and Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Industrial Hygiene and OSHA standards. Additionally, it assists with the Comprehensive Loss Program by conducting audits and worksite safety inspections, ensuring compliance and workforce safety, and investigates major workplace accidents and recommends corrective actions.
The Safety Compliance Specialists (North, South, Central) are cross trained to serve as Fire Marshals for GDC and the GDC district Fire Chiefs are cross trained to serve as Safety Compliance Specialists. These chiefs assist and inspect the agency's facility fire stations.