This committee provides a forum for L&I and both labor and employer representatives to focus on the advancement of worker protection in Washington State. Meetings cover WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) program and policy discussions. In 1997 the Legislature formally established the WISHA Advisory Committee by passing Substitute House Bill 1887, which was made into law under RCW 49.17.055.

Meeting Information

Scheduled meetings

  • June 8, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm
  • October 4, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm
  • December 7, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm

Previous meeting reports

    Member Information
    WISHA Advisory Committee Member Position
    Craig Blackwood
    Assistant Director
    Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
    Committee chair
    Linda Williams
    Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
    Non-voting member
    Tammie Hetrick
    Washington Retail Association Services
    Employer member
    Claude Golden
    The Boeing Company
    Employer member
    Sybill Hyppolite
    Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
    Labor member
    Mark Gauger
    GLY Construction
    Employer member
    Mark Riker
    Washington State Building and Construction Trades
    Labor member
    Samantha Grad
    UFCW Local 21
    Labor member
    Pamela Tabert
    Congdon Orchards, Inc.
    Employer member
    Ed Wood, Jr.
    Communication Workers of America Local 7818
    Labor member