Car crashes up for state workers

The number of car accidents involving state employees on duty spiked last year, records show, prompting a phaseout of some vans and efforts to get drivers to stay focused on the road. WSU made that list with 28 accidents in 2006. There were 361 incidents last year – 86 more than in 2005, records show. […]

Big vans eliminated, driver requirements change

Washington State University is in the process of ‘right sizing’ its fleet of passenger vans to increase safety and limit everyone’s risk. Briefly put, WSU is phasing out all 12- and 15-passenger vans and replacing them with 7- or 8-passenger vans. Some requirements include: * increasing the minimum van driver experience to five years * […]

Risky business keeps Fadness busy

Rick Fadness has learned that anything can be risky, even the actions of a tree squirrel. Fadness, risk management and insurance coordinator for Washington State University’s Risk Management and Insurance Department, has the unique job of overseeing insurance for most of the university, in addition to helping university employees assess risks of activities they may […]