University Standing Committees

Safety Focus Group


As part of a Vice President for Administration initiative, Bob Hiltunen and Chris Maxson were tasked to facilitate focus groups and identify the current state of safety culture within Administration. Recommendations on ways to improve the current state were requested. The facilitators created four cohorts of approximately ten members each, from various areas of Administration. Each group was asked a standard series of questions regarding occupational safety, their own philosophy regarding safety and safety issues in their area, and what changes they believe would improve the overall safety culture. The responses were broken down into subcategories and returned to a larger ad hoc group that included Bob HIltunen, Chris Maxson, Janet Hayden, Dan Bennett, Peter Baril, Brenda Randell, and Aspen Holmes for analysis and discussion.

Task Force Activities:

  • TBD





Reports To:

Vice President for Administration

Committee Members:

  • Bob Hiltunen, Director, Auxiliary Services
  • Chris Maxson, General Safety Specialist, Vice President for Administration
  • Janet Hayden, Executive Director, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Dan Bennett, Police Commissioner and Executive Director of University Safety and Security
  • Peter Baril, Health and Safety Manager, Occupational Safety & Health Services
  • Brenda Randell, Executive Assistant, Associate Vice President for Administration
  • Aspen Holmes