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Department of Safety & Emergency Management

Department of Safety and Emergency ManagementThe Department of Safety and Emergency Management provides programs and resources to help prepare and protect the TCC community in case of an emergency. Our four divisions include:

We play important roles in:

  • Preparing for, responding to and managing the recovery from emergency situations that affect our District
  • Contributing to Districtwide emergency preparedness
  • Maintaining the safety of our TCC community
  • Identifying and mitigating hazards
  • Preserving our facilities and equipment


Main Office

Kirk Driver, CEM, TEM, MPA, Director of Safety and Emergency Management

Sharon Smalley, Safety & Risk Specialist

Emergency Management

The Division of Emergency Management addresses emergencies and teaches the TCC community to think about hazards, prepare for them and know how to act when they occur.


Peggy Morales, Manager of Emergency Management

Environmental Management

The Division of Environmental Management works with campus facilities, departments and individuals so they comply with College, local, state and federal policies and regulations. Our programs include:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Stormwater program
  • Asbestos and mold
  • Fuel storage tanks
  • Hazard communication
  • Spill management and cleanup
  • Indoor air quality

If you see unsafe conditions, spills or illicit practices involving storm drains, please report them using the Stormwater Management Report an Issue form. (Link opens in a new window)


Steven Kleypas CHMM, Director of Environmental Management

Joshua Poteete, Coordinator of Environmental Management

Insurance and Risk Management

The Division of Insurance and Risk Management administers the property and liability insurance program for all campuses of TCC.

We are responsible for obtaining and maintaining adequate insurance coverage for the College's diverse risks and for advising faculty, staff and student organizations of appropriate risk mitigation techniques.

Our specific responsibilities include:

  • District-wide property and casualty insurance
  • Vendor/supplier insurance qualifications
  • Indemnification and contract review
  • Fleet safety programs


Suzanne Robinson, Manager of Risk and Insurance

Workplace Safety

The Division of Workplace Safety's Districtwide objectives and goals are to improve the safety of the work environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Safety programs and services will be aimed and driven at reducing risks to all personnel with emphasis on personal responsibility and best safety practices.

Our Districtwide program focuses on:

  • Safety regulations and compliance
  • Evaluating and inspecting all facilities to maintain safe work environments
  • Developing and presenting safety-related education and training
  • Evaluating injury reports for accident trends and performing investigations, as appropriate
  • Reporting results of evaluations and tests, and following up on recommended corrective measures to appropriate personnel for action

If you see any unsafe conditions or practices, please report them using the Safety Hazard Concerns Report.


Carlos Owens, Manager of Safety

Dana Crowson, Safety Technician

Updated April 16, 2021