Safety Committee

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The purpose of the committee is to maintain a safe campus community. The committee reviews incident reports and suggests possible changes to improve safety areas, and creates and distributes educational material on campus safety.

For Environmental and Health Safety (EHS) issues overall, refer to the EHS pages.

Membership

Faculty: One faculty member is appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee to serve a two-year term.

Staff: Approximately a dozen staff members serve this committee in an ex officio capacity.  Elisabeth Haase, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance, chairs and convenes each meeting.

Students: Two students serve on this committee and are appointed by the Carleton Student Association each spring to serve during the upcoming academic year.

Committee Work

The Safety Committee meets during the academic term on the 3rd Monday. Most of the work of the committee is completed during each meeting. On occasion subcommittees are formed to complete projects. The committee reports their work to departments regularly affected by safety issues, as well as the entire campus when necessary.

2017-18 Priorities

During the academic year, the committee will focus on the following priorities:

  • Obtain approval for the completed fire plan; revisit assigned assembly areas and communicate to campus
  • Synthesize form and process for student reporting of incidents/injuries
  • Continue to monitor safety issues comprehensively for employees and students