The University of Washington has established 11 Organizational Health and Safety Committees (HSC).  The purpose of HSCs is to actively engage employees in efforts to reduce illnesses and injuries in the workplace.  Each member of the HSCs serves as a source of health and safety information for their colleagues and ensures that their unit’s health and safety documents are up to date on an annual basis.  In addition, HSCs review the accident/incident reports pertinent to their area for evaluation and resolution of any ongoing issues.  Members serve a two-year term based on a calendar year.  The College of the Environment is Organizational Health & Safety Committee #10.

HSC#10: Committee Members for 2016-17

The Organizational Health & Safety Committee meets monthly on every third Monday, or the fourth Monday if the third is a holiday, in Johnson Hall Room 070, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Member Dept/School Type Box Email
Jon Wittouck Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Elected 355020 wittouck@uw.edu
David Warren Atmospheric Sciences Elected 351640 dwarren@uw.edu
Tori Pinheiro EarthLab Appointed 355674 vpine@uw.edu
Scott Dakins Earth and Space Sciences Elected 351310 sjdakins@uw.edu
Michelle Trudeau Environmental and Forestry Sciences Elected 352100 michtru@uw.edu
David Zuckerman Environmental and Forestry Sciences Appointed 358010 dzman@uw.edu
Pema Kitaeff Friday Harbor Labs Elected 351812 pema@uw.edu
Achim Nicklis JISAO Elected 354925 achim.h.nicklis@noaa.gov
Jackie Chapman Marine and Environmental Affairs Appointed 355685 jachap@uw.edu
Kathy Newell Oceanography Elected 357940 kknewell@uw.edu
Doug Russell Oceanography Appointed 357940 dgruss@uw.edu
Ann Corboy Program on the Environment Elected 355679 acorboy@uw.edu
Eileen Herman Washington Sea Grant Elected 355060 emherman@uw.edu
Stephanie Harrington Office of the Dean Ex-Officio 355355 stephah@uw.edu

Dean’s office health and safety plans

Emergency Evacuation Operations Plan for Dean’s Office Suite — procedures and duties to promote planning and to establish training for occupants of the Ocean Sciences Building located at 1492 NE Boat Street, for fire, earthquake, bomb threats, chemical spill, and other emergency evaluations as required by Chapter 4 of the Seattle Fire Cod, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 296-24-567), and the UW Emergency Response Management Plan.

EEOP for Ocean Research Building #2 (ORB) – emergency evacuation and operations procedures for occupants of the Ocean Resources Building #2.

Health & Safety Plan (HSP) — commitment of the University of Washington to provide a “safe and healthful environment for all individuals associated with the institution, including faculty, staff, employees, hospital patients, and visitors”.  The College of the Environment is responsible for maintaining safe workplace practices, including required health and safety training.

Meeting agenda and minutes

2017

January 2017 Agenda Minutes
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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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Resources

  • Environmental Health and Safety – Responsible for addressing environmental issues in order to provide a safe educational and work place on campus.
  • Reporting an Accident, Incident, or Near Miss (OARS) – Both the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and Federal Government Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require employers to record work related injuries and illnesses.  Supervisors are required to determine a probable cause and take corrective action to prevent recurrence.
  • Laboratory Safety Manual – Staff in UW laboratories using hazardous chemicals must have access to a copy of the manual and the supplemental laboratory specific information.
  • Emergency Management –  Responsible for developing and implementing institution-wide programs and projects that promote disaster planning, training, mitigation, response, prevention and recovery for all-hazards.
  • Campus Safety Portal – Contains links to many resources that are related to campus safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Safe Campus – Violence Prevention – provides information on counseling and safety resources, University policies, and violence reporting requirements that help us maintain a safe personal, work, and learning environment.
  • UW Police – UW Police Department offers crime prevention tips, crime alerts, Husky NightWalk security guard escorts, and other services to the campus.
  • UW Alert – Campus-wide alert system to disseminate official information during emergencies and situations disrupting normal campus operations. UW faculty, staff, and students can subscribe to UW Alert to receive information via email, text message, or telephone.
  • UW Health and Safety Policies – Complete list of University Administrative Policy Statements on environment, health, safety, and security.

Key contacts

David Warren
Atmospheric Sciences
Health & Safety Committee Chair
dwarren@uw.edu
206-543-0945

Fiona Lee
Office of the Dean
flee415@uw.edu
206-221-8456