The City of Longview is committed to a safe work environment. The Accident Prevention Program Policy, as approved by the City Manager and directed by Human Resources shall be used as a guide to this commitment and to insure compliance with WISHA/OSHA standards.

Safety activities include but not limited to:
  • Administering the City Safety and Health Program.
  • Providing safety and loss control consultation for the City organization.
  • Developing safety policies in accordance with WAC and other regulations.
  • Conducting safety inspections and accident investigations.
  • Developing, coordinating and conducting the safety training program.
  • Maintaining an information system for accurate recording of safety records and statistics.
  • Assisting the Risk Manager in analyzing and allocating loss control costs to budgetary units.
  • Providing safety, industrial hygiene, and ergonomic information to City personnel. Providing safety leadership and motivation through the Accident Prevention Committee and departmental safety meetings.
  • Providing information and assistance to Worker Compensation team with regard to personal injury claims.
  • Administering Insurance Reserve budgetary line items for safety activities.
  • Providing assistance to the Risk Manager and the Deputy City Clerk in liability claim activities with regard to employee accidents involving third parties.
  • Providing information and assistance to Risk Manager in safety related risk management activities.
Contact Us:

Gary Kessler
Safety / Risk Manager
P.O. Box 128 
Longview, WA 98632 

Telephone: 360.442.5024
Fax: 360.442.5950

HR Department

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
(Except Legal Holidays)
Last updated: 1/5/2016 5:19:56 PM