Safety Committee

WASHOE COUNTY COMPTROLLER DEPARTMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION (775) 328-2665

SAFETY COMMITTEE

SUMMARY: Effective May 5, 2006, the Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance amending Chapter 65 (Safety and Disaster Services) of the Washoe County Code by amending provisions related to the County Safety Committee, requiring the County Risk Manager to investigate and report on accidents or incidents involving County drivers, providing that the Safety Committee shall only review the findings of the Risk Manager as to accidents or incidents upon the request of certain persons; changing the membership of the Safety Committee from nine members to seven by eliminating two County management positions; and other matters thereto.

The Washoe County Safety Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Chairperson and Sheriff's Supervisory Association representative: Lt. Marc Bello 
  • Department Head: Christine Vuletich   
  • Comptroller and Risk Manager: Cathy Hill
  • Sheriff’s Deputies Association representative:  John Stewart  
  • Nurses’ Association representative: Jan Houk 
  • Washoe County Employee Association representative: Anne Stoll-Thompson
  • Safety Officer: Celeste Wallick
  • Legal Counsel: Mary Kandaras   

The Safety Committee typically meets on a bi-monthly basis. Requests to have items placed on the Safety Committee agenda can be made by calling the Risk Management Division at 328-2665.  The Agenda for the November 16, 2017 Safety Committee meeting can be found by scrolling down to the 2017 drop down menu.

PURPOSES:

  1. To serve in an advisory capacity to the board of county commissioners, the county manager, the county safety officer, and the county risk manager in all matters relating to safety and health of county officers, employees, and volunteers;
  2. Communicate safety policies to all employees and volunteers;
  3. Review the report of the risk manager of the accidents or incidents pursuant to the driver's selection training policy upon the request of a person authorized by this chapter to request review.  Following the requested review the safety committee may accept, reject, amend, or modify the report of the risk manager;
  4. Review all on-the-job accidents or injuries which result in lost time compensation pursuant to the county's workers' compensation program, and all accidents or incidents referred by the county safety officer or county risk manager.  Where deemed necessary by the committee, the county safety committee may conduct additional evaluations.  The county safety committee may recommend employee counseling, training or corrective measures, and other future accident-prevention or loss-control measures;
  5. Review and recommend action on all safety issues brought before the safety committee;
  6. The county safety committee does not recommend any disciplinary measures.  Any discipline shall, subject to applicable personnel rules, be imposed as appropriate by the responsible supervising authorities and reviewed in accordance with county policy by the personnel division.

Meetings

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2017

Nov. 16, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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Sep. 21, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

Please note that the meeting will be in the SMALL conference room located next to the large conference room which will be occupied.

Aug. 16, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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July 20, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

ATTENDANCE DID NOT EQUAL A QUORUM.  MEETING POSTPONED TO AUGUST 16, 2017

May 18, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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March 16, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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Jan. 19, 2017

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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2016

Nov. 17, 2016

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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Sep. 15, 2016

1:30 p.m.

Mt. Rose Room, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Community Services Department

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July 21, 2016

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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May 19, 2016

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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April 21, 2016

1:30 p.m.

9th St. Complex, Comptroller's Large Conference Room, Building D, Second Floor

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Jan. 21, 2016

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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2015

Nov. 19, 2015

1:30 p.m.

COMPTROLLER'S LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, BLDG. D, 2ND FLOOR

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Oct. 8, 2015

1:30 p.m.

SLIDE MOUNTAIN ROOM, BLDG. A, 2ND FLOOR, COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING.

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Sep. 17, 2015

1:30 p.m.

MT. ROSE ROOM, BLDG. A, 2ND FLOOR, COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT.

COMMITTEE DID NOT HAVE A QUORUM IN ATTENDANCE. NO MEETING HELD. MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 8, 2015.

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July 16, 2015

1:30 p.m.

To be held in the Comptroller Large Conference Room. Bldg. D, 2nd Floor.

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May 21, 2015

1:30 p.m.

To be held in the Comptroller Large Conference Room. Bldg. D, 2nd Floor.

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March 19, 2015

1:30 p.m.

Ninth Street Complex, Caucus Room, Building A, 2nd Floor

Jan. 15, 2015

1:30 p.m.

The next meeting of the Safety Committee is scheduled for January 15, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the Comptroller Large Conference Room. Location

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2014

Dec. 4, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Agenda, minutes and other materials are contained in single document.

Sep. 18, 2014

1:30 p.m.

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July 17, 2014

1:29 p.m.

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May 14, 2014

10 a.m.

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March 20, 2014

1:30 p.m.

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Jan. 16, 2014

1:30 p.m.

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2013

Nov. 21, 2013

1:30 p.m.

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Sep. 19, 2013

1:30 p.m.

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May 16, 2013

1:30 p.m.

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2012

Nov. 15, 2012

1:30 p.m.

Agenda, minutes and other materials are contained in single document.

March 15, 2012

1:30 p.m.

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