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Health and Safety Council

The Health and Safety Council reports to the cabinet through the Vice President of Operations. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-800-130 requires the establishment of a safety council to communicate and evaluate safety and health issues identified by the council or by employees in the workplace. In doing so, the council will:

  • Provide the Environmental Health and Safety Manager supportive assistance in the development of university–wide safety and health policies and procedures
  • Provide the Environmental Health and Safety Manager assistance in identifying unsafe conditions and practices
  • Evaluate the CWU workplace accident and illness prevention program and discuss recommendations for improvement.

Council Charter

Council Members as of January 22, 2020

Member Name Contact
Faculty Senate Representative CHAIR, Jennifer Serne x1067
Faculty Senate Representative Jeff Penick x3669
Civil  Service PSE Ian Seiler x1307
Civil Service WFSE Kerry Neubauer x2667
Civil Service WFSE Vacant  
Civil Service Non-Represented Otto Bach x2026
Exempt Employee Pat Coffey x3423
Associated Student of CWU Representative Derek Sibbald  
Emergency Management Jason Berthon-Koch x2627
Human Resources Stephen Sarchet x1286
Facilities Management Vince Foley x2141
College Safety Committee Representative Jerald Dougherty x3274
College Safety Committee Representative Vacant  
Environmental Health & Safety Kevin DeWitt x2252


Upcoming meetings – Meetings occur monthly, on the Third Wednesday of the Month in Hogue, room 300N at 3:00 pm.  All CWU faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are welcome to attend.  To have a safety issue or concern placed on the meeting agenda, please contact the council chair Jennifer Serne at or x1067.


Meeting Documents 2020

Minutes | Agenda January 22nd



Meeting Documents 2019

Minutes | Agenda November 20th


Minutes | Agenda October 17th


Minutes | Agenda September 18th


Minutes | Agenda August 21st


Minutes | Agenda July 17th


Minutes | Agenda June 15th


Minutes | Agenda May 15th


Minutes | Agenda April 15th


Minutes | Agenda January 24th




Meeting Documents 2018

Minutes | Agenda - November 15th

  • Handouts

Minutes | Agenda - October 25th

  • Handouts

    Minutes | Agenda - June 29th

    • Handouts

      Minutes | Agenda - May 23rd

      • Handouts

        Minutes | Agenda - April 25th

        • Handouts

          Minutes | Agenda - February 28th

          Minutes | Agenda - January 24th 

          Meeting Documents 2017

          Minutes | Agenda - November 29th
          Minutes | Agenda - October 25th
          Minutes | Agenda - September 27th
          Minutes | Agenda - August 23
          Minutes | Agenda - July 26
          Minutes | Agenda - May 24
          Minutes Agenda - April 26
          MinutesAgenda - March 29
          MinutesAgenda - February 22
          MinutesAgenda - January 25


          Meeting Documents 2016

          Meeting Documents 2015

          Meeting Documents 2014

          Planning Documents

          WAC 296-800-130, Core Rules Regarding Safety Committees

          EH&S Information

          Related Policies and Procedures - links coming soon

          Kevin DeWitt, 509-963-2252,

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