The Occupational Safety website covers many occupational safety and health topics found at University of Wisconsin System campuses.

Staff at UW System campuses can contact our office with questions about occupational safety and health. Contact information is available at the bottom of each page.

Management Led Safety

The purpose of management led safety  is to demonstrate a visible commitment to safety by upper management, supervisors, and employees. This culture will share an unshakable belief among all employees that the safety of people and property is not to be compromised, cannot be delegated and requires active participation by all and is not dependent on one or two people for its success. Safety is everyone’s responsibility in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

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Return to Work Guidelines Sample Safety Policy


  • Safety Committees

    By on March 5, 2015

    The purpose of an organization’s safety committee is to bring a representation of employees and management together to discuss and promote occupational safety and health within that organization.

  • Return to Work

    By on March 12, 2015

    Return to work programs minimize the emotional and economic impact a work related injury has on both the employee and the employer by returning the injured or ill employee back to work as soon as medically feasible. These programs should create a partnership between the employee and employer to ensure both parties’ needs are met.

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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 13-17, 2015

On Thursday 4/16/15 a statewide tornado drill is planned.

1:00 pm the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch

1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning will be issued

2:00 pm the mock tornado watch warning drill will end

If actual sever storms are expected in the state on 4/16/15, the tornado drill will be postponed until Friday 4/17/15. If severe storms are expected on Friday, the drill will be cancelled.

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