Security and Campus Safety

Health & Safety Committee


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). The University of Washington Bothell 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.

Committee responsibilities:

  • Review and evaluate health and safety inspection reports,
  • Review and evaluate accident investigation reports,
  • Review and evaluate the UWB emergency, accident, and illness prevention programs,
  • Provide a forum for employee concerns about health, safety, and facilities at UWB.

The Health and Safety Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in UW1 - 103.


2016-17 Elected Members:

  • Melissa Banks - Student Affairs
  • Karen Bowman - Nursing & Health Studies
  • Betsy Brown - Student Affairs
  • Annie Bruck - Nursing & Health Studies
  • Kelly Carter-Lynn - School of STEM
  • Joaquin Chapar - Information Technologies
  • Kate Farmer - Library
  • Scott Killion - Security & Campus Safety
  • Kira Newman - Academic Affairs
  • Daniele Raymond - Commuter Services
  • Rachel Rodney - Student Affairs
  • Robyn Smidley - Teaching & Learning Center

2016-17 Appointed Members:

  • Darren Branum - Emergency Management
  • Barney Harvey - Facility Services
  • Cham Kao - Security & Campus Safety
  • Chelsea Knodel - Auxiliary Services
  • Christine Lavelle - Contracts & Risk Management
  • Nicole Sanderson - Safety Coordinator
  • Lisa Siu - Physical Planning & Space Management

2016-17 Union Members:

  • SEIU - Vacant
  • WFSE - Vacant


The election is conducted in two phases. The first phase is the nomination phase. Nominees are requested for the elected committee representatives. The second phase, usually scheduled in mid-December, is the final election when a ballot with the nominees' names is distributed for a campus vote.

Elections for membership are held annually for two-year terms. One half of the membership is elected each year.

A committee member generally spends at least two (2) hours per month on committee business, plus an additional 4 to 8 hours each year for orientation and training. Terms are for two (2) years. There is no limit to the number of terms an individual may serve; current committee members are eligible for re-election.

Link to UW Seattle Environmental Health and Safety web site:


Committee Meeting Minutes

Below are the minutes for the Health and Safety Committee monthly meetings. Please contact for additional publications.

2016 Minutes


2015 Minutes


2014 Minutes