The Fourth Annual Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony will be held Oct. 4 at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow conference participants to interact with various WSU and community service organizations.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch for an initial noon panel discussion, which will be open to the general public and feature local law enforcement officers and mental health specialists discussing community and workplace violence. The panel will include Pullman Police Chief Ted Weatherly, Moscow Police Lieutenant Paul Kwiatkowski, Mike Berney of Palouse River Counseling, Barbara Hammond of WSU Counseling Services, and Jim Trivelpiece of Idaho Health and Welfare Behavioral Health in Moscow.
The conference also will feature educational seminars on laboratory safety, developing emergency response plans, wellbeing and stress management, emergency food and water availability and workplace ergonomics.
WSU Provost Robert Bates also will present special awards to safety committees and individuals for outstanding work in environmental, health, and safety activities during the past year.
Additional conference information and registration is available Online at www.ehs.wsu.edu or by calling the WSU EH&S office at (509) 335-3041.