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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 …

Environmental Health, Safety conference Aug. 11
August 5, 2005

WSU’s Environmental Health and Safety will host a conference for safety committees 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the CUB Carey Ballroom. The event will include an award ceremony recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to creating safer and healthier work environments. The conference will include keynote speaker Rick Gleason from UW Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Peggy Bagnoli of the Colleges and Universities Sector of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an award to WSU in recognition of the University’s outstanding Environmental Management System.  In addition, six breakout sessions will be offered as part of the conference, including workstation ergonomics, emergency planning, accident prevention plans, conducting … » More …

Sensitive survey asks if students feel safe
April 8, 2005

In an attempt to gain insight on student safety on campus, Washington State University’s Office of the President is funding a student personal safety survey, which will be administered to WSU students through the end of April. The survey, which is the first comprehensive survey distributed at WSU on the topic of safety, is spearheaded by Samantha Swindell, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and Gretal Leibnitz, an administrator for the Health Promotion Unit of Health and Wellness Services. “We want a student perception of safety on campus,” Leibnitz said. “The survey is a response to student interest, and it shows that … » More …

Women’s Transit picks up three new cars
September 3, 2004

Women’s Transit volunteer drivers and passengers are safer this school year, thanks to three new cars.The cars, 2004 Ford Tauruses, came through a collaboration of support from Facilities Operations, Business Affairs, Student Affairs, ASWSU and GPSA, to name a few. The vehicles replace 8-year-old models that were suffering from unreliable brakes and seat belts, among other wear. Last year, Women’s Transit safely delivered more than 26,000 riders with the help of 290 volunteers. Transit begins operations on Sept. 19. For those interested in volunteering, applications may be picked up at the Women’s Resource Center on the bottom floor of Wilson. “This is primarily a student … » More …

Police urging caution in wake of sexual assaults
March 22, 2004

Public safety officials in the city of Pullman and at Washington State University are urging area residents to be watchful in the wake of two sexual assaults reported in the past week in the city of Pullman. One rape reportedly occurred at 1:30 a.m. Thursday (March 18). The Pullman Police Department reported that when two women entered their residence in the vicinity of Spring and Main streets on Pioneer Hill, they were confronted by a man with a firearm. He bound one woman and sexually assaulted the other. Pullman police also are investigating a home invasion sexual assault that took place early Tuesday (March 16) … » More …

At-risk students vaccinated
August 23, 2002

More than 1,340 fall semester students have been vaccinated in the past several weeks as part of a new annual campaign to prevent or limit future outbreaks of meningitis at Washington State University. The information and vaccination campaign, launched early this summer by WSU’s Health and Wellness Services, hopes to attract as many as 4,000 participants, said Dr. Bruce Wright, director of Health and Wellness Services.This effort was precipitated last spring when three WSU students came down with the disease in approximately two months. Due to the alertness and quick response of medical staff at Pullman Memorial Hospital and Health and Wellness Services, the students … » More …