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Research shows drop in proper restraints
November 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Washingtonians may lead the nation in buckling up when they drive, but recent research at WSU shows the state’s drivers are not nearly so conscientious when it comes to providing proper child safety restraints for the children riding with them.

Just last month, a study conducted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission showed more than 96 percent of Washington’s drivers are buckling themselves up when they hit the road.

In contrast, only roughly half the children weighing under 40 pounds and less than 18 percent of children weighing between 40 … » More …

Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.


Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …

WSU hosts Environmental Health and Safety Conference
October 2, 2007

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, … » More …

Environmental health & safety conference
September 20, 2007

Everyone is welcome to attend the 4th Annual WSU Environmentaln Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center located at 1825 Schweitzer Drive in Pullman. 

 

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for conference participants to collect information from and interact with various WSU and community organizations who provide services.

The first presentation at noon will be panel discussion featuring Pullman and Moscow law enforcement officers and mental health specialists to discuss community and workplace violence.  Bring your favorite sack lunch and listen to this panel.

 

Following the public event, the conference will focus on … » More …

Annual nursing scholar event
September 13, 2007

Internationally known scholar and patient safety advocate Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar event hosted by the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing on Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Phase 1 Auditorium (room 122) on the Riverpoint Campus.

 

A reception will be held from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Throughout her career, Hinshaw has conducted nursing research that focuses on quality of care, patient outcomes and measurement, and building positive work environments for health care professionals because of their impact on patient safety.

 

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Safety and training stressed among international students
June 5, 2007

“We always think about the safety of our students,” said Candace Chenoweth, director of Education Abroad. “We have an excellent record. The number of incidents involving our students has been very small when you consider that anything can happen in this world.”Over the last five years, Chenoweth explained, WSU students have been involved in fewer than a half-dozen incidents that were serious enough to require her office to take action.  During that five year period, about 2,000 students were involved in study-abroad programs, with 620 students abroad during the 2006-2007 academic year alone.“Those incidents ranged from robbery to illnesses that required the student to return home,” she said.  … » More …

Symposium to discuss defending the food supply
November 7, 2006

Recent national outbreaks of Salmonella linked to lettuce and tomatoes and E. coli from bagged spinach highlight the challenges of protecting the food supply from accidental contamination. The food industry is also mindful of the need for systems to protect against the potential for intentional contamination.Two nationally known food security experts will conduct a training on strategies for protecting the food supply from farm to table at the upcoming Food Defense Awareness Symposium being sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Section of Institute of Food Technologists.The symposium will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Chandler Reach Vineyards, … » More …

Safety conference to be held Oct. 3
September 29, 2006

WSU Environmental Health and Safety will host the 2006 annual conference, Safety Committees: Keys to Success, 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Gladish Community Center in Pullman. WSU Provost Robert Bates and keynote speaker Leonard Mees of Health Innovators International will be featured. More information and registration, visit www.ehc.wsu.edu.

Research, safety, education part of outreach
March 3, 2006

Washington is well known for its marine life and, with the help of Washington State University’s Grays Harbor Marine Resources Program, related natural resource industries are flourishing.Aligned with the Washington Sea Grant Program at the University of Washington since 1979, the Marine Resources Program (MRP) provides research, technical assistance and education to marine workers and surrounding communities to improve marine industries and conservation.Steve Harbell, county director and marine resources agent for WSU Extension in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties, said the program has been vital to supporting and advancing Washington’s marine economy.“We’re in a position to sustain these industries and help them overcome challenges,” Harbell … » More …

Facilities Operations asks for cooperation in building safety
December 1, 2005

Facilities Operations maintenance and custodial divisions are asking for the help of all university campus departments to improve the security of campus buildings during off hours. The Facilities Operations dispatch center has been receiving a large number of calls from individuals requesting to have buildings’ exterior doors or office areas unlocked for them. While Facilities Operations has unlocked building doors during non-working hours in the past, it will no longer be a practice due to the need for added security in many areas.Facilities Operations will not unlock a door that will allow a person to enter an area they are not authorized to enter. Each … » More …