The purpose of the Safety Commission is to bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in each workplace. An effective safety commission assists the employer and helps identify recommendations for change. The goal is to reduce or eliminate on-the-job accidents by use of every reasonable precaution.
The Commission exists to receive and manage campus-wide safety suggestions, reports of safety hazards, and workplace safety concerns. The Commission recommends safety policy and safety procedural improvements to the President of Oregon Tech through the Vice President for Finance & Administration. The Vice President for Finance & Administration is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Commission, who may attend meetings to facilitate receipt of safety recommendations. The Commission will conduct quarterly inspections of Oregon Tech to review and document safety progress campus-wide.
The Commission is comprised of the Provost or a designee, the Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee, the Director of Campus Safety, and the Director of Facilities Services or a designee representing administration. Academic members will include one faculty member from each of the two schools and an ASOregon Tech student representative. Other members include one or more representatives from each of the following areas: trades, food services, custodial, support services staff, health services, security, and computing services. The chair is elected by the Commission members.