SCC Environmental Health and Safety Committee

The SCC Environmental Health and Safety Committee's purpose is to promote safety awareness and practice throughout the SCC Community. To that end, we act as a clearinghouse for campus safety concerns; we provide assistance and support in the ongoing implementation of the Community Colleges of Spokane accident prevention program; we encourage fellow employees and students to follow established safety procedures; we monitor, advise, and support the overall CCS Environmental Health and Safety program; and we strive to reduce accidents through identification of potential hazards that could cause accidents, making recommendations for correction.

SCC Environmental Health and Safety
Committee as of November 2011

Our Committee's Composition

Our committee is made up of the designated campus safety officer, representatives from classified staff, representatives from faculty, and a student representative.

Through the years the common practice has been to have twelve or more committee members, each assigned to a specific building or physical area on the SCC campus. These members assume the responsibilities originally outlined for appointed building safety representatives. Within that facility they represent the Environmental Health and Safety Committee, serving as liaison between the committee and the building occupants and holding certain specifically assigned responsibilities for the facility.

Our Responsibilities Include:

  1. Serving as an advisory group to the college safety officer on all safety matters
  2. Monitoring SCC's Environmental Health and Safety program to achieve the CCS goal of providing a safe and healthful learning and working environment
  3. Serving as a forum for the discussion of environmental health and safety issues of interest and concern, and as an informational clearinghouse regarding relevant safety matters
  4. Serving as conduits and advocates between and for the constituencies we represent and the CCS Environmental Health and Safety Steering Committee
  5. Reviewing accident/Incident reports, investigation reports, building self-inspection safety surveys, and hazardous condition reports
  6. Recommending and assisting in the appropriate correction of identified unsafe conditions
  7. Assisting other CCS safety personnel in publicity efforts and promotion of safety awareness, including dissemination of safety-related information to our constituents

Responsibilities of Individual Members

  • Each committee member represents a specific college facility and serves as the point of contact for safety concerns, as brought to his or her attention via either building occupants and/or the college or unit safety officer.
  • Committee members serve as liaison between the college or unit safety officer, facility supervisors, and other college constituents.
  • Committee members maintain the safety bulletin board within their respective facility
  • Committee members conduct annual safety inspections within their respective facility. These inspections are documented on the Building Self-inspection Safety Survey form, with copies routed as indicated on the form upon completion of the survey.
  • Committee members may be asked by the safety officer to participate as team member in accomplishing additional inspections of those campus areas determined to have a higher potential for safety hazards.
  • Committee members may accept and/or conduct preliminary investigations of employee reports of specific safety hazards, ensuring that appropriate parties are notified, including the building supervisor and the safety officer.
  • Committee members maintain a supply of Accident/Incident Report and Hazardous Condition Report forms for use of building occupants.
  • Committee members disseminate safety-related information to personnel within their assigned facility (e.g., postings on facility safety bulletin boards), as appropriate.
  • Committee members maintain designated first aid kit(s) and supplies within their assigned facility. (Note: "Designated" refers to the first aid kit or kits officially designated as such for that building, by the college or unit safety officer. Maintenance of other first aid kits within the facility is the responsibility of the individual departments.)
  • Committee members maintain valid first-aid/CPR certification.
  • Committee members attend scheduled college or unit Environmental Health and Safety Committee meetings.


Area Representative Mail Stop Phone Started
SCC Safety Officer Dave Cox 2013 533-8675 Fall 2008
Building 1 (Old Main)      
      East 1st Floor Lynn Thompson 2010 533-8061 Fall 2002
  West 1st Floor Dave Cox 2010 533-8675 Fall 2008
  East 2nd Floor Jim Roth (Chairperson) 2011 533-7058 Fall 2007
  South 1st Floor Dave Cox 2010 533-8675 Fall 2008
  South 2nd Floor (vacant) 2010 - -
Building 4/5 (Sports Center) (vacant) 2050 - -
Building 6 (Lair) Tom Hollingshead 2061 533-8132 Fall 2009
Building 8 (Env. Science) Art Capello 2080 533-8695 Fall 2006
Building 9 (Health Science) Jeff Steele 2090 533-7315 Fall 2010
Building 10 (Greenhouse) Tyler Beasley 2080 533-7277 Fall 2009
Building 15 (Administration) Dennis Johnson 2151 533-7498 Fall 2008
Building 16 (LRC) Chris Ewegen 2160 533-8171 Fall 2008
Building 18 (Automotive) Jeff Rogers 2180 533-7167 Winter 2011
Building 19 (Heavy Equipment) Ed Solum 2190 533-7123 Fall 2010
Building 20 (Child Care Center) Cindy Friedman 2120 533-7170 Fall 2010
Building 23 (Fire Science) (vacant) 2010 - -
Building 27 (Science) Brett Farrar 2070 533-8051 Fall 2009
Building 50 (Max Snyder)        
  Upper Level Michael Brady 2152 533-7325 Winter 2011
  Lower Level Kevin Bartle 1008 534-7419 Winter 2010
Building 301/687 (Felts Field) Charlie Robbins 1010 533-8495 Spring 2011
Building 201 (Maintenance) Claudia Roberton-Toews 1016 533-7163 Winter 2010
Building 602 (Apprenticeship) Linda Poage 1080 533-7168 Fall 1999

Other Members:

Scott Jones, District Safety Officer


Sarah Coe, student representative - Winter 2011
Roger Bragdon, safety consultant 954-3620 Fall 2009
Charles Hollen, campus safety 533-8624 -
Tyler Ables, campus safety - -

Meeting Schedule

Safety Committee meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of the month, and anyone is welcome to attend. Academic Year 2010-2011 meetings are held in the Lair Student Activities Conference Room.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Contacting Us

Contacting Facilities

Facilities Call Center (509) 533-8630  
SCC Facilities Manager (509) 533-7165 (Jeff Teal)
SCC Campus Security (509) 475-7035  

If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

If you would like to comment, have questions, or want to report a non-emergency safety issue, please contact:

Dave Ebert, Safety Officer 2
   Community Colleges of Spokane
   2000 N. Greene St., MS 2156
   Spokane, WA  99217
   Email: David.Ebert@ccs.spokane.edu
   (509) 533-8686