Risk & Safety at Walla Walla University
Working together to build a culture of risk management for the well-being of the University's people, property and financial assets by providing necessary support and services to administration, departments and the community at large, and promoting safety, good health and social responsibility in pursuit of the University mission.
A good safety culture is one where everyone has a stake in safety and everyone acts in ways that protect the safety of others. President's Message
Environmental Health & Safety
- Accident Prevention
- Accident/Near Miss Report
- Accident/Near Miss Reporting
- AED Locations
- Approved Drivers List (Sign in to access)
- Approved Pilots
- Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Plan
- Chemical Safety & Management
- Driver & Transportation Policy
- Gator Use Guidelines
- Identity Theft
- Online Approved Driver Questionnaire
- PDF Approved Driver Questionnaire
- Report Unsafe Condition/Workplace Hazard
- Safety Training
- Volunteer Service
COVID-19 Employee Resources
Risk & Safety Team
Areas of responsibility: Safety training, accident reporting, workers’ compensation, approved driver & transportation policies, event risk planning, international travel, contract approval, and institutional insurance policies.
Sophie is a 2008 graduate of Walla Walla University’s School of Business and is a Pacific Northwest native, having grown up in the nearby town of Imbler, Oregon. She and her husband, Tyler, an acupuncturist and fellow WWU graduate, have two children and enjoy eating and cooking new foods, being outdoors, and spending time with friends playing games and watching movies. When she can find the time in her busy schedule, Sophie enjoys sewing and quilting.
Areas of responsibility: Chemical and Laboratory Hygiene, Dangerous Waste Management, Radioactive Material Safety
Tara was raised just outside of Louisville, Kentucky and eventually graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in geology. Her and her husband, Steve, an engineer, met while attending graduate school together at Michigan Technological University. They have two boys and have lived in the Walla Walla area for more than 12 years. In her spare time, Tara enjoys all sorts of stitching projects, building miniatures, and hanging with her family and pets. Every year her family takes a trip back east to visit family and friends and this has allowed her children to see a lot of the country already.