Safety Department

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Schoharie County County Safety Department to foster and support a safe work environment for all village, town and county employees.

Incident/Complaint/Accident Notification Forms:

Any accidents experienced by employees while at work should be reported by filling
out the following form and emailing to the County Safety Officer.
Incident/Complaint/Accident Form(PDF)

Safety Department Services

Goals and Objectives:

The goal of the Schoharie County County Safety Department is to establish and maintain comprehensive safety and health programs using proven program development guidelines.

Key Functional Areas of County Safety Department:

  • Safety Training, Education and Coordination
  • Safety Regulation and Compliance
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Emergency/Fire Evacuation Plan Development and Review
  • Compliance Resolution
  • Resource and Safety Library
  • Safety Program Development

Safety Porgrams:

  • Global Harmonization /Right To Know
  • First Responder Awareness Level (FRAL)
  • Work Zone /Flagger Safety
  • First Aid /CPR /AED
  • Workplace Violence
  • Emergency Evacuations
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fall Protection

Useful Links

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) REGULATIONS
Public Employees Safety and Health (PESH)
Dig Safe New York

Office Information

Location: 2783 St. Rt. 7, Suite 1, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Mailing Address: 2783 St. Rt. 7, Suite 1, Cobleskill, NY 12043
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
County Safety Officer – Matt Deffer 
Main Phone Number: 518-295-2276
Cell: 518-928-7820
Fax: 518-295-2277
Jay’s Desk: 518-296-8606