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:

  • Karen Bowman - Nursing & Health Studies
  • Kelly Carter-Lynn - School of STEM (Chair)
  • Kate Farmer - Library
  • Terry Hill - Student Affairs
  • Scott Killion - Campus Safety
  • Clark Musselman - School of STEM
  • Daniele Raymond - Commuter Services
  • Robyn Smidley - Teaching & Learning Center

2016-17 Appointed Members:

  • Darren Branum - Emergency Management
  • Kelley Dunn - Auxiliary Services
  • Marquis Henderson Fall - Student Representative
  • Cham Kao - Campus Safety
  • Nicole Sanderson - Facilities Services
  • Lisa Siu - Physical Planning & Space Management
  • Union Member SEIU - Vacant
  • Union Member 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 website.

Committee Meeting Minutes

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

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes