WSU Tri-Cities

Environmental Health & Safety

Gold Star Safety Unit

Superior Practice and Compliance

  1. The supervisor of the unit must have completed Supervisor Safety Training.
  2. The supervisor of the unit must go through the Supervisor Safety Check List with new employees.
  3. The unit must have completed a Hazard Evaluation Form, which is available for employees to update at any time.
  4. The unit must have an up to date Accident Prevention Plan.
  5. Units must maintain training records.
  6. All members must complete Emergency Response or Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Communication Training.
  7. All members of unit must complete basic workplace Ergonomics training, including slips, trips, and falls, and be aware of the "Stretch Break" ergonomic software available to staff and faculty here.
  8. All members of unit must complete any required training identified by Hazard Evaluation Form or Accident Prevention Plan.
  9. All members of the unit must know:
    1. Who their Safety Committee Member is
    2. Where nearest First Aid Kit is
    3. Where AED is located
    4. Who has first aid training in the unit
  10. Unit must demonstrate safe housekeeping and fire safety practices by passing a yearly inspection.

Gold Star Plus Safety Unit

Superior Practice and Compliance

  1. The supervisor of the unit must have completed Supervisor Safety Training.
  2. The supervisor of the unit must go through the Supervisor Safety Check List with new employees.
  3. The unit must have completed a Hazard Evaluation Form, which is available for employees to update at any time.
  4. The unit must have an up-to-date Accident Prevention Plan.
  5. Units must maintain training records.
  6. All members must complete Emergency Response or Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Communication Training.
  7. All members of unit must complete basic workplace Ergonomics training, including slips, trips, and falls, and be aware of the "Stretch Break" ergonomic software available to staff and faculty here.
  8. All members of unit must complete any required training identified by Hazard Evaluation Form or Accident Prevention Plan.
  9. All members of the unit must know:
    1. Who their Safety Committee Member is
    2. Where nearest First Aid Kit is
    3. Where AED is located
    4. Who has first aid training in the unit
  10. Unit must demonstrate safe housekeeping and fire safety practices by passing a yearly inspection.
  11. Up to date inventories must be kept ( at least annual) of all hazardous chemicals.
  12. MSDS's must be available and easily accessible for all hazardous chemicals.
  13. A Chemical Hygiene Plan must be available for all hazardous chemicals. There must be a Chemical Hygience Plan for each lab.
  14. Laboratory Safety Training should be required for all lab users.
  15. Waste Generator Training is required for any waste generator.

Way to go!

Doria Monter Rogers at the Safety Awards ceremony

WSU Tri-Cities received two Individual Safety Awards as well as a Gold designation for their Safety Committee at the Environmental Health and Safety Conference In Pullman in October 2006. Individual Awards went to Doria Monter Rogers (pictured here) for her work with food safety, recycling, and the emergency response team, and Jerry Massey who was recognized for his work in emergency response and on the Safety Committee and his efforts to facility handicapped persons on the TC campus.


Gold Star Business Department

The Business Dept, led by Wanda Walters and Dave Lemak were the first unit at WSU-TC to be completely safety compliant. They completed a Hazard Assessment form, an Accident Prevention Plan, and everyone in their department has completed all required safety training, including the new ergonomic training.

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