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Lee County to Update Safety Plan

May 14, 2012

Lee County could update a policy that affects every one of its employees.

Safety Coordinator BJ Stephens says she would like to do a complete re-write of the county’s safety plan.  She says it would cover every aspect of county government by creating a streamlined approach to handling issues that multiple departments must address.

Board of Supervisors Chairperson Janet Fife-LaFrenz says the goal is “to make our environment that our people work in and our residents come in to visit a very safe one.”

Fife-LaFrenz says a consolidated plan could also reduce the number of worker compensation claims.

Stephens says it could take months to complete the re-write.

The first step is for the Board of Supervisors to adopt a mission statement.