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UNCP safety officer earns state certification

Charles Chavis

Charles Chavis, an environmental, health and safety professional at UNC Pembroke, recently earned an Industrial Hygiene – Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health Certificate.

Chavis completed 108 course hours through the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. The MESH certificate is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement through education in occupational safety, health, and the environment.

“We are tremendously happy to recognize Charles as a recipient of the Industrial Hygiene – Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health certificate,” said Cherie Berry, state Commissioner of Labor.

“This program prepares managers for keeping their worksites safe and healthy, and that preparation improves employee protection and company productivity.”

The MESH program is designed to increase the professionalism of environmental, safety and health managers of commercial, residential or governmental construction sites in North Carolina through a rigorous series of continuing education programs. 

Chavis, of Pembroke, is a 2003 graduate of UNC Pembroke. He has been employed at UNCP since 2007.