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College Level Safety Committee

The CAHNRS college-level safety committee does not replace unit or departmental safety committees but provides additional support and upward communication for safety issues. The goals for this year’s committee will be developing and reviewing college-level safety projects such as creating a college Accident Prevention Plan, updating the college by-laws and safety committee guidelines, and assisting with gathering and compiling information on department and unit safety committees.  Additionally, college safety committee members act as additional points of contact for anyone within the college to bring forward their questions or concerns about safety.

Committee Members

College Level Committee Membership:

Functional AreaUnits RepresentedCommittee Member
R & E / Subject CentersWSU Prosser IARECTeresa VanderPol

Josh Goicoechea
WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center
WA ST. Pest Management
Washington Stormwater Center
Dan Gorton
WSU Mt. Vernon NWRECDan Gorton
WSU Wenatchee TFRECJerry Moreland
Farm/Animal SciencesAnimal Sciences
Beef Center
Central Ferry Farm
Cook Agronomy Farm
Eggert Family Organic Farm
Knott Dairy
Lind Dryland Research Station
Palouse Conservation Field Station
Plant Introduction & Testing
Spillman Agronomy Farm
Tukey Orchard
Turfgrass and Agronomy Research Center
Wilke Research and Extension Farm
Jennifer Kiser
(Animal Sciences)
Deb Pehrson
(Tukey Orchard)

Kat Odell

Brent McCann
(Beef Center, Knott Dairy, Animal Sciences)

Wycliffe Nyongesa
AdministrativeCAHNRS Finance Office
Alumni & Friends (Development)
CAHNRS Communications
CAHNRS Operations & IT
Dean's Office
Business Center
Dixie Kearney
PlantCrop & Soil Sciences
Department of Horticulture
Plant Pathology
Deb Pehrson

Kiwamu Tanaka

AcademicSchool of Economic Sciences
Apparel Merchandising, Design & Textiles
CAHNRS Academic Programs
Human Development
Johnson Hall Grad Center - CAHNRS
School of Food Science
School of the Environment
Herb Lengel
County ExtensionAll County Extension Offices Jim Kropf
SpecificOffice of ResearchDavid Gang
Biological Systems EngineeringJohnathan Lomber
EntomologyYvette Anguiano
Institute of Biological ChemistryMike Costa
USDA/ARSRichard Partain
Ian Leslie
Plant Growth FacilityJessica Pestana Weist
WSU Children's CenterMichael Chapman

Meeting Details

Meeting Location

  • Meetings are held via Zoom.  Contact Kat Odell for an invitation.

Meeting Schedule 

  • Meetings are typically held every 2nd Tuesday of the month via Zoom. Anyone in CAHNRS is welcome to attend.

Meeting Notes

Report Incidents


Dixie Kearney