Nominate yourself or a UW colleague to serve on a health and safety committee


It’s time again for the biannual Health and Safety Committee (HSC) elections. HSC members are an important component of the University’s total safety program. Nominations will open in August for the next two-year committee term, which will begin on January 1, 2020. Don’t miss your chance to nominate a coworker or become a committee member yourself!

Every employee is represented by one of the ten organizational Health and Safety Committees. Committee members are elected by their peers, selected by a union, or appointed by management for a two-year term. Members review accident reports, health and safety committee charters, and help identify and address potential hazards to the campus community.  

HSC members play an important role in the communication flow between the organizational committees and departments. Committee members can share departmental safety concerns at HSC meetings with or the University-Wide Health and Safety Committee. Likewise, information is distributed to the organizational committees that members can share with their departments.Information and reporting structure of the Health and Safety Committees

All staff or faculty - managers, full-time, temporary, hourly, or student employees are eligible to be nominated for and serve on a health and safety committee. You can nominate yourself or any other eligible employee. 

For more information on how to get involved with your Health and Safety Committee, contact the chair of your committee. A list of committee chairs and more information on HSCs and the election process can be found on the Health and Safety Committees webpage.