The Occupational Safety Committee is charged to have regularly scheduled meetings for the purpose of supervisory involvement in safety matters and discussion of issues directly related to employee safety; i.e., accidents and near misses, new equipment and/or processes, safe or unsafe behaviors, recommend personal protective equipment, and safety initiatives. The Occupational Safety Committee will develop and review an employee safety suggestion program and participate in regular work site safety inspections. The Occupational Safety Committee shall become familiar with appropriate MIOSHA/OSHA rules, regulations, university safety policies and procedures, and participate in safety training for supervisory personnel. The Occupational Safety Committee, through the chair, will act as an advisory group to the University Safety Committee.

Occupational Safety Committee Members 2023-24

Kim Hegmegge

Occupational Environmental Specialist, Safety Department

Aaron Karlstrom

Associate Director of Plant Operations

Kristen Bjorne

Director of Benefits, Human Resources

Steve VandenAvond

Associate Provost & Dean CTOS

Lee Gould

Fire Marshall, Safety Department

Steve LaBar

Architectural Specialist, Engineering and Planning

Pat Lakenen

Assistant Director of AV Operations

Ken Love

Deputy Chief/Clery Officer, Police Department

Braeden Ingersoll

Technical Director/Shop Supervisor - Theater and Dance

Andrew Smith

Supervisor, Grounds

David Wiegand

Supervisor, Building Services - Plant Operations

Cheryl Lajoye

Supervisor, Maintenance and Energy Management

Adam Shimun

Supervisor, Building Services - Plant Operations

Stephanie Penhale

Director, Telecom/Wireless Services

Travis Reamer

Supervisor, Building Services - Plant Operations

Joanna Emigh

Event Manager - Ticketing, Promotions & Events

Robert Winn

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

T. Hamari

Manager - Dining Services Operations

Tom Helgren

Director - Auxiliary Services

Ian Hogan

Supervisory - Building Services - Plant Operations

Rick Johnson

Laboratory Supervisor - Chemistry

Tom Kitsos

Associate Director - Heating Plant - Facilities

Dan Lynch

Senior Buyer - Purchasing

Jingfang Niu

Laboratory Supervisor - Biology

Michael Rudisill

Department Heat and Professor - Engineering Technology

Ashley Shaffer

Associate Director - Residence Life