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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 June 30th 2021

Member Name Contact
Faculty Senate Representative CHAIR, Jennifer Serne 963-1067
Faculty Senate Representative Dr. Jeff Penick 963-3669
Civil  Service PSE Mark Young 963-2731
Civil Service WFSE Vacant  
Civil Service WFSE Vacant  
Civil Service Non-Represented Vacant  
Exempt Employee Pat Coffey 963-3423
Associated Students of CWU Representative Makenna Thuringer  
Academic Department Chairs Organization (ADCO) Representative Dr. Dion Rivera 963-2883

United Faculty of Central (UFC)

Emergency Management Robert Cepeda 963-2627
Human Resources JoAnn Hundtoft 963-1462
Facilities Management Vince Foley 963-2141
Environmental Health & Safety Katie Litzenberger 963-2255
College of the Arts and Humanities Safety Committee Representative Jerald Dougherty 963-3274
College of Business Safety Committee Representative Vacant  
College of Education and Professional Studeis Safety Committee Representative Dr. Morgan Bliss  
College of the Sciences Safety Committee Representative Dr. Kara Gabriel 963-2387
Libraries Safety Committee Representative Vacant  


Meetings occur monthly on the last Monday of the month at 2:00 pm and are held virtually.  All CWU faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are welcome to attend. To request a Microsoft Teams invite or to have a safety issue or concern placed on the meeting agenda, please contact the council chair, Jennifer Serne, at or 509-963-1067.

Reporting an Unsafe Condition or Accident

If you observe an unsafe condition or experience an accident at CWU:

Fill out the accident report or unsafe condition report on the CWU Environmental Health & Safety website.

Meeting Documents 2021

Minutes | Agenda - tbd

Annual Report AY 20-21

Minutes | Agenda - June 28th

Minutes | Agenda - May 24th

Minutes | Agenda - April 26th

Minutes | Agenda - March 29th

Minutes | Agenda - February 22nd

Minutes | Agenda - January 25th

Meeting Documents 2020

Minutes | Agenda - November 18th

Minutes | Agenda - October 21st

Minutes | Agenda - September 16th

Minutes | Agenda - August 19th

Minutes | Agenda - July 15th

Minutes | Agenda - June 17th

Minutes | Agenda - May 20th

Minutes | Agenda - April 15th

Minutes | Agenda - March 18th

Minutes | Agenda - February 19th

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

Minutes | Agenda - October 25th

Minutes | Agenda - June 29th

Minutes | Agenda - May 23rd

Minutes | Agenda - April 25th

Minutes | Agenda - February 28th

OSHA 200 Log 2017
Revised CWUP 2-40-140

Minutes | Agenda - January 24th

2017 Fire Inspection
Loss Trends

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

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