Thigpen Library at night

Department of Plant Operations

Objectives & Goals

The health and safety of employees, students, guests, and the environment is of primary concern to all of us at Volunteer State Community College. This goal can be met through the development of a comprehensive and effective environmental health and safety plan that endeavors to eliminate unsafe conditions and minimize the impact of hazardous situations. Such a program can benefit the college community by reducing illness and injury to students and personnel, preventing property damage, and preserving the environment. Vol State will make every reasonable effort to promote, create, and maintain a safe and healthful environment. This can only be realized by adherence to basic safety principles, sound management practices, and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, and standards.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Director of Environmental, Health & Safety by phone at (615) 230 - 3617 or by email at