Cherry Blossoms

January 2016 Minutes

EH&S Committee 6 MeetingCommunications 065
January 21, 2016


Present:  Emma Alder, Lori Anthony, Elena Johns, Ron Maxell, Paul Miller, Margie Ramsdell, Bev Wessel

                    I. Meeting called to order at 3:04 p.m.

                  II. The minutes from the November 2015 meeting were approved.  There was no meeting in December 2015.

                III. Ron reported on the December 2015 University-Wide Health and Safety Committee meeting.   

The committee is working with the Provost to get support for emergency evacuation preparedness and active shooter training.  It was announced that the Emergency Management Office has hired a Seismic Resilience Program Manager who will be available to help departments with earthquake preparedness. 

                IV. Review of December 2015 OARS reports:
2015-12-003, Art complete

2015-12-016, Biology, complete

2015-12-022, Drama, complete
2015-12-025, Biology, complete
2015-12-040, Physics, complete
2015-12-043, Art, complete
2015-12-066, Chemistry, complete
2015-12-069, Chemistry, complete
2015-12-086, Psychology, complete
2015-12-088, Art, complete

The November 2015 OARS reports will be reviewed at the February meeting.


                  V. New Business:  The committee voted unanimously to re-elect Paul Miller as chair of the committee and Ron Maxell as co-chair and U-wide representative. Miller will provide backup to Maxell for U-wide meetings.  Emma encouraged committee members to sign up for an upcoming training on the EH&S training website.  There was a discussion about health & safety plans.

                VI. The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3 p.m. in CMU 065


              VII. The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

Minutes by Bev Wessel