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 occupational safety and health programs and provide strategic guidance, leadership and system-wide coordination and cooperation of resources to ensure our mission of providing a safe environment for each campus community and visitors.


Safety Topics

The goal of ergonomics is to create an environment that is well-suited to an employee’s physical needs. This webpage offers ergonomic information to enable employees to modify their workstations and to understand how to achieve better alignment and balance while sitting and standing.

For specific ergonomic questions, please contact:

Amy Spohn


If an employee is notified by their supervisor that their position requires the purchase of protective footwear, the employee is required to purchase compliant footwear within 30 days of such notice (sooner if required by institution policy).  Institutions shall pay an allowance once per fiscal year for the purchase of protective footwear.  The allowance shall be set by the institution, but shall be no less than $100.

Remote ID Rule Requirement (effective March 16, 2024)

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