Nevada Safety Committee


The committee will provide oversight and guidance to university administrators and EH&S staff with regard to programmatic and compliance aspects of workplace safety and promote development of specific programs to facilitate employee awareness and observance of applicable health and safety standards.

Committee issues (typical)

  • Occupational injuries and illness
  • Workplace audits and reviews
  • Regulatory compliance

Major regulatory drivers

  • Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division
    • Asbestos testing and surveys
  • Nevada State Fire Marshal
    • International Fire Code 2018
  • State of Nevada
    • NRS 616, Industrial Insurance
    • NRS 618, Occupational Safety and Health
    • NRS 681, Insurance/Liabilities
    • NAC 618.538-542, Safety Programs
  • United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • 29 CFR 1910, General Industry Standards
    • 29 CFR 1926, Construction Industry Standards


  • Number of members: 26
  • Number of academic faculty: 3
  • Number of administrative faculty: 18
  • Number of classified staff: 5
  • Meeting frequency: Quarterly

Committee minutes

Contact EH&S for NSC meeting minutes.

Committee contacts

Committee Chair

Spencer Lewis
Facility Manager
Biology Department
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-5046

Committee members

Alex Baker
Fitness and Recreational Sports
(775) 682-7031

Luis P. Barthel-Rosa
Manager, Chemical Management Services
Environmental Health & Safety
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-2270

Andrew Conner
Campus Safety Manager
Facilities Services
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6359

Stephanie DeBoor
Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Orvis School of Nursing
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7156

Amilton de Mello
Assistant Professor of Meat Science and Food Safety/Wolf Pack Meats Director
Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences/Cooperative Extension
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6648

Treg Gardner
IT Professional
Physiology and Cell Biology
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6045

Andy Giddings
Environmental Health & Safety
(775) 327-2326

Patty Hand
Student Union
(775) 784-6505

Vincent Keller
Facility Manager
Residential Life and Housing
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6190

Bowen Kindred
Assistant Director, NV Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4339

Amy Koeckes
Associate Director, Student Engagement Outreach
Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno (ASUN)
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6589

Kathleen Newman
Manager, Safety & Human Resources
Facilities Services
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7046

Kristi Roberson
Manager, BCN Risk Management
Business Center North – Human Resources
(775) 784-1450

John Sagebiel
Assistant Director, Environmental Programs
Environmental Health & Safety
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-1139

Tim Wilmoth
Police Services
(775) 784-4013

Brock A. Young
Training Manager
Environmental Health & Safety
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-5058

Mark Young
Specialist, Insurance and Risk
Business Center North – Human Resources
(775) 682-6105

Damon Zimmerman
Parking Services
(775) 784-4654