Safety and Health



Information and Instructions


As part of our commitment to excellence at the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) and the mission of the UWSA Office of Risk Management (ORM), we assist UW System campuses with a diverse and complex range of environmental and occupational safety and health issues. This UWSA Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) website is one of the resources we maintain to support the staff responsible for environmental management and occupational safety programs at each UW System campus.

The EH&S website is organized into several main topic areas. There is also a search box at the upper right of each page.

Safety and Health

This section covers many occupational safety and health topics found at UW System campuses, including: confined space; equipment, machines and tools; ergonomics; fire safety; hazard communication; indoor air quality; and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Environmental Compliance

This section covers environmental management topics, in particular those related to the regulatory requirements of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Hazardous Materials

This section applies to a broad scope of hazardous materials, including chemical, radioactive and biological materials and their wastes. Pages may be organized by specific material (e.g., asbestos or mercury) or by activity (e.g., transportation or storage compatibility), and will frequently cover regulatory requirements from multiple agencies.


This section covers general EH&S training topics. Specific training topics are covered on the corresponding webpage for that topic under Environmental Compliance, Hazardous Materials or Occupational Safety and Health.


This publication was prepared for environmental, health and safety staff at University of Wisconsin System campuses, to assist in finding resources and information for regulatory compliance. It is not intended to render legal advice.

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