About Us

Mission Statement

The Eastern Washington University Environmental Health & Safety Office strives to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protect the environmental integrity of the campus and surroundings.


  • Provide and maintain an environment free from recognized hazards and minimize potential loss of university resources and damage to human life, health, and the environment.
  • Ensure compliance of all federal, state and local standards, laws, statutes and regulations related to health, safety and environmental protection.
  • Continually improve programs and information designed to protect EWU community members.
  • Enlist all campus community members as safety team members.

EH&S Contact Information

General EH&S Contact Information:

Office: 509.359.6496
Fax: 509.359.4690

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Chad JohnsonManager
Office: 509.359.6455
Cell: 509.359.5768Radiation Safety Officer,
University Safety Officer

Kathy Kees

Kathy KeesSafety Officer 3
Office: 509.359.2788
Cell: 509.220.7049Hazardous and Universal Waste Management, Building Captain Program, New Employee Orientation

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John ShieldsSafety Officer 3
jshields@ewu.eduOffice: 509.359.6697
Cell: 509.220.7085Biological Safety, Hazardous Waste Management and


Image showing the location of the EH&S offices, taken standing on the sidewalk out the back of Williamson Hall
Martin Hall map with box around location of EH&S offices

The EH&S offices are located in the Martin Hall annex

Image showing the location of the EH&S offices, taken standing outside the stairs in the back of Martin Hall

Water Transfer Facility

map image showing the location of the Waste Transfer Facility

Waste Transfer Facility location

Hazardous and universal waste can be placed outside the EH&S Waste Transfer Facility.

The Waste Transfer Facility is located near Central Stores.

Waste Transfer Facility

Waste Transfer Facility

Chemicals can be placed in the cabinet to the right of the white roll-up door.

Sharps or biowaste can be placed in the biohazard can to the left of the roll-up door.

Batteries can be placed next to the biohazard can.

Lights and ballasts can be placed in the shed on the left of the building.