Environmental Health & Safety
- Chemical Spills: Call Brad Baugh (509.368.6699) or Campus Security (509.358.7995).
- Report an Accident: Call 509.358.7994 to obtain an accident report form.
- Safety Committee Meetings: First Wednesday of the month, SCF 222
Too often, the safety precautions that seem to be "common sense" can and do give way to our desires to complete a task, peer pressure, and our mental and physical state. That temporary loss of common sense can cause accidents. Accidents may also occur that are totally beyond our control—but they do require our coping skills and survival ability.
Supervisors, consider having a tailgate safety meeting with your staff where you list off what types of accidents they may be exposed to while on the job. For example:
Accidents you can control
- Cutting a finger with a knife
- Forgetting to set the brakes on a vehicle
- Citywide power failure
- River over flows its bank and floods your work area
If you do not have a direct supervisor, evaluate your work area to gain knowledge regarding your own job safety.
Where does this lead us? To the establishment of possible safety and environmental concerns at your worksite. Look closely at the tasks you or your employees perform and determine what exposures or accidents could occur on the job.
- Washington State University Environmental Health and Safety
- WSU Biosafety Office and Radiation Safety Office
- U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
- Washington State Department of Ecology
- Washington State Department of Health
- WSU Spokane Hazardous Waste
- WSU Pullman EH&S
- WSU Statewide EH&S
- Stormwater Management
- Energy Conservation
- Heat Stress
- Office Ergonomics
- Outdoor Pests
- Tractor Safety
Brad Baugh, EH&S Coordinator
South Campus Facility, 210
Spokane, WA 99210-1495