Safety & Health Program

It is the goal of Southwestern Oregon Community College to protect the safety and health of our employees. Injuries and property loss from accidents are needless, costly, and preventable. Southwestern has established a safety and health program to assist in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. A safety committee has been established to aide in accomplishing this objective.

The safety committee, Plant Services Department, and Administration are not solely responsible for campus safety. All employees are equally responsible for not only their own personal safety, but the safety of co-workers. All employees should understand that safety is a condition of employment. No job is so important that we cannot take time to do it in a safe manner.

Employees are encouraged to provide recommendations for improvements or enhancements to the College’s overall safety efforts and to volunteer their time and assistance to the safety committee.  Safety recommendations may be submitted by sending an email to



Southwestern Oregon Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran’s status in employment, education, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.  Any persons having inquiries on equal opportunity or nondiscrimination may contact: Linda Kridelbaugh, Vice President of Administrative Services; Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 888-7402;