**Information provided by the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina**
Chris Barnes, Pitt County Risk Manager, was recently notified by the MESH Board of Directors that he had successfully completed the requirements and earned the Public Sector - Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health Certificate. The MESH Certificate is awarded to individuals who demonstrate achievement through education in occupational safety, health, and the environment. MESH is sponsored by the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, NC State University, and the North Carolina Department of Labor.
"We are tremendously happy to recognize Chris, as a recipient of the Public Sector Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health certificate," said North Carolina's Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry. "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. The MESH program strives to recognize environmental managers and raise industry standards, and increase the value of these practitioners to their employers and others to whom their services are provided.