Health and Safety

Outdoor courtyard with picnic bench on the Penticton campus

Health and Safety Committees

Okanagan College has four Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) Committees based out of Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, and Vernon.  The Committees are composed of representatives from all employee groups at Okanagan College including BCGEU Vocational and Support Staff, OC Faculty Association, Administration, and Management.  The Committees meet monthly and work collaboratively to enhance and promote health and safety in the workplace. 

Campus committees

Kelowna campus


Name Location Role Representation
Jordan Perrey  L104A Employer Co-Chair IT Services
Phil Ashman P111C Employer Rep Ancillary & Business Services
Nancy Darling T115C Employer Rep Trades
Elaine Smith 111D  Employer Rep Safety, Security & Emergency Management
Steve Robinson P111 Employer Rep Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Heather Carson S108 Worker Co-Chair Student Services (BCGEU-SS)
Sharon Mansiere  Penticton Worker Rep Science & Technology (OCFA)
Marcel Beerkens L104G Worker Rep IT Services (BCGEU-SS)
Nicole Davis E412 Worker Rep Office Administration (BCGEU-IV)
Howard Hisdal E418 Worker Rep Arts & Foundation Programs (OCFA)
Kevin McKenzie P105 Worker Rep Facilities Management (BCGEU-SS)
Frithjof Petscheleit T131C Worker Rep Trades (BCGEU-SS)

Penticton campus

 Name Location    Role Representation
Juliana Buitenhuis PL139  Employer Co-Chair Regional Dean's Office - South
Kristine Larson PC217 Employer Rep Continuing Studies
Piper Yacheson PC218 Employer Rep Regional Dean's Office - South
John Mott PL142A Worker Co-Chair Educational Advising (OCFA)
Sharon Mansiere PL106 Worker Rep Science & Technology (OCFA)
Lara Scarfo PL140 Worker Rep Regional Dean's Office - South (BCGEU-SS)
Kevin Watters PC 217 Worker Rep Facilities Management (BCGEU-SS)

Salmon Arm campus

 Name Location   Role Representation
 Margaret Scharf SA105 Employer Co-Chair Regional Dean's Office - Shuswap
Brent Moffat Trades - ST01 Employer Rep Trades
Danielle Tighe REV 108A Employer Rep Regional Dean's Office - Shuswap
 Shannon Kiehlbauch SA119 Worker Co-Chair Student Services (BCGEU-SS)
Dion Boisvenue SA142U Worker Rep Facilities Management (BCGEU-SS)
Diyame Derrick Carter SA184A Worker Rep Student Services (BCGEU-SS)
Roy Lechner SA149 Worker Rep Arts & Foundation Programs (BCGEU-IV)
Joanne Stacey SA103 Worker Rep Regional Dean's Office - Shuswap (BCGEU-SS)
Amber Wasylenka SA132 Worker Rep Library Services (BCGEU-SS)
Bryan White SA117 Worker Rep Science & Technology (OCFA)

Vernon campus

Name Location Role Representation
Tarunjit Singh Jassar VA312 Employer Co-Chair Regional Dean's Office North
Christy Gelz VE111 Employer Rep Continuing Studies
Cynthia Jarvis VT104 Employer Rep Trades
Wendy Ellis VA300 Worker Co-Chair Regional Dean's Office (BCGEU-SS)
Natasha Befus VD324 Worker Rep Adult Upgrading (BCGEU-IV)
Michael Chiasson VB102 Worker Rep Facilities Management (BCGEU-SS)
Andrew Duffy VD229A Worker Rep IT Services (BCGEU-SS)
Carl Doige VD366 Worker Rep Science & Technology (OCFA)
Eric Reist VC312A/B Worker Rep Student Association
Cindy Rhyason VC215 Worker Rep Library Services (BCGEU-SS)
Shelly Smit VA307 Worker Rep Student Services (BCGEU-SS)

Committee minutes

View Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm, or Vernon committee minutes