WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

TFREC Safety

Thursday, March 21, 2019


WSU-TFREC is committed to protecting human health, safety and the environment. The primary purpose of the TFREC safety program is to reduce the chance of injury or illness of employees and visitors through the communication of safety information and through the reduction of safety hazards. Employees are expected to use good judgment when doing their work and to follow safety policies and procedures established by WSU and TFREC.

The WSU-TFREC Total Safety Plan includes:

  •  Accident Prevention Plan
Word  PDF 
  •  Hazard Communication Plan/Worker Right-to-Know
Word PDF

In addition, all laboratories are required to maintain a Laboratory Safety Manual and participate in the Laboratory Signage Program.

See the Laboratory Safety page for basic rules and procedures on lab safety.

MSDSs are located in the copy room (room 101) of the Overley Building.

Field Season Reminders

The beginning of field season is a great time to review TFREC safety policies regarding tailgate meetings, pesticide application/REI, vehicle safety inventory, PPE, heat stress, ladder safety and more. Head to the Field Season Reminders page for more information.


New Employees

Safety firstAll new employees, including vounteers, transfers, rehires, temporary and part-time employess and those assigned new job responsibilities, are required to complete new employee orientation; training on TFREC courtesy, security and public awareness policies; accident and illness prevention; chemical hazard communication; ergonomics and heat illness prevention.  Addtitional training may be required based on your job description.

Please allow 4 to 6 hours to complete the training.

  New employees start here

Current Employees

Login (coming soon) to see the status of your training, including CPR and First Aid certifications.

WSU Safety Links




Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, 1100 N Western Ave, Washington State University, Wenatchee WA 98801, 509-663-8181, Contact Us