Health & Safety Committee

Safety Office

The primary role of the University's Health and Safety Committee is to oversee all matters of health and safety at the University.  The duties of the Committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing forward concerns from the employees 
  • Helping to identify hazards and risks to the safety and health and welfare of employees
  • Developing and promoting programs for educating and informing employees
  • Making recommendations to the University concerning tje safety and health of employees
  • Regular workplace inspections
  • Participating in investigations relevant to accident/incidents, right to refuse unsafe work, and stop work
  • Maintaining records
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the Safety and Health Program

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members

Name Representation and Position
Repski, Laurel Univ. - V.P. HR, Audit & Sustainability Co-chair
Mike Thul Univ. - Director, Physical Plant
Pawlychka, Gary Univ. - Assoc. Controller, Finan. Serv.
Len Cann Univ. - Executive Director, Infrastructure
Mary Anne Walls Univ. - Mgr., Campus Health & Wellness Alternate
Weigeldt, Harald IUOE - Carpenter
Foster, Doug IUOE - Plumber Alternate
Pollock, Deanna Excl. Employees - Mgr., Ins. Capital Acct.
Hanley, James UWFA - Faculty Member Co-Chair

Ian Elliott

UWFA - Faculty Member - Collegiate
Buffie, Kimberley UWFA - Faculty Member 
John Tooth UWFA - Faculty Member Alternate
Grace, Joan UWFA - Faculty Member 
Monson, Kim AESES - Technician
DuVal, Ed AESES - Shipper/Receiver
Balagus, Peter AESES - Technician
Kumar, Priyanka UWSA
Chitty, Lee UWSA Alternate

Resource persons for the Health and Safety Committee:

  • Kevin Smith, Health and Safety Specialist
  • Sangita Shah, Lab Safety Officer
  • Marty Grainger, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator/Director, Security Services
  • Paula Hossack, Corporate Secretary's Office
  • Lydia Warkentin, Manager, Campus Living (Food Service)


Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations