College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.
The purpose of Health and Safety Committee is to improve workplace health and safety through employee involvement in the review and evaluation of programs. The State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries requires that all employees at the University of Washington be represented by Health and Safety Committees composed of appointed and elected employee representatives [WAC 296-80-0130 (pdf). BE is committed to assuring employee health and safety. This Health and Safety Committee is important in assuring that workplace health and safety issues are identified and addressed throughout the campus.
The committee is charged to:
- Review and evaluate health and safety inspection reports
- Review and evaluate accident/ incident reports for evaluation and resolution of any on-going issues
- Review and evaluate the BE emergency, accident, and illness prevention programs
- Provide a forum for employee concerns about health, safety, and facilities at BE
The Health and Safety Committee meets the third Thursday of each month, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Gould 102.
2008 – 2009 Health & Safety Committee Representatives
The Department of Labor and Industries requires annual employee elections for Health and Safety Committees. The University of Washington has a variance allowing elections every two years, with the current two-year term expiring at the end of 2009. An election during the 2007 Fall Quarter provided representatives for the term beginning January, 2008.
The UW election process is closely coordinated by the organizational committee's Election Coordinator, generally a management appointee, who assures that all UW employees have the opportunity to participate in the election.
Committee Meeting Minutes
Below are the minutes for the Health and Safety Committee monthly meetings.