Ward Smith

Environmental Health And Safety
Safety & Claims Manager
EHS FM-Annex 11

I am the Safety and Claims Manager and have been employed at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2018. I have been working in the public sector since 2001 in the health and safety field. My current responsibilities are managing the Workers' Compensation Program, Incident Investigations, and Safety Assessments.

My initial training in the occupational health and safety disciplines began in the U.S. Air Force.  The knowledge I obtained in safety, asbestos, and industrial hygiene has facilitated into decades of private consulting opportunities.  Through the years in this career field, the one constant factor that has guided my decisions in life is that people in general want to feel safe and enjoy good health.  My life time goal has been dedicated to helping people reach these goals, and I'm fortunate to work in a department with like minded persons.