Mission Statement

Committee Purpose:

The District Health & Safety Committee is comprised of individuals representing a cross section of the campus community. The Committee’s charge is to evaluate potential health and safety issues communicated by members of the various campus constituencies and to respond to these issues in order to further the primary goal of reducing worker compensation injury claims by providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, and general public. In addition, the committee reviews and updates the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan as well as Injury Incident Reports and recommends actions necessary to improve safety standards and training requirements. 

The membership of the committee will be comprised of at minimum faculty, classified, and administration staff. 

Specific Required Activities of the District Health & Safety Committee: 
  • Meet at least monthly, but not less than quarterly
  • Prepare, distribute and maintain written records of the meetings
  • Review results of periodic scheduled workplace inspections
  • Review investigations of occupational accidents and causes of incidents and submit suggestions to prevent future incidents
  • Review reports of hazardous conditions or work practices and assist with remedial actions
  • Review and submit recommendations regarding employee safety suggestions
  • Verify abatement action taken to abate OSHA citations
Specific Goals and Objectives for the Committee:
  • Follow the above requirements listed in the District Injury & Illness Prevention Program. 
  • Develop a formal workplace inspection program to identify hazards and implement corrective action.
  • Create a written and functional Injury and Illness Prevention Program in compliance with applicable OSHA regulations and state law. These procedures shall promote an active and aggressive program to identify and reduce and/or control hazards.  Review and update this plan annually.
  • Update the Districts Emergency Action Plan for employees and students.
  • Review and update the Hazard Communication Program, which includes an inventory of all chemicals on site, instructions for employees and students on the safe handling of such materials, maintaining a copy of all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and proper disposal methods for hazardous materials.
  • Review and update the Districts Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan. Review and update plan annually.
  • Review and update all other required safety plans as required by OSHA and local regulations.

Committee Membership


  • Director of Physical Plant (Co-Chair), Andrew Brown
  • Transportation Supervisor (Co-Chair), Pamela Carney
  • Director of Human Resources, Amy Westlund
  • Instructional Dean, Mike Mari
  • Director of Food Services, Denise Axtell
  • Director of Campus Safety, Lonnie Seay / Craig Richie
  • College Nurse


  • HSU-Representative, Elaine Carmena
  • Representative appointed by Academic Senate, Jeff McCormick


  • Hazardous Materials Compliance Specialist, Harry Easter
  • Athletics Equipment Technician


  • Student Senate Representative (non-voting)


  • Representative from Keenan & Associates (non-voting), Phil Clark