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.


It's Summertime!!

Working Safely in the Summer

Now that warmer temperatures have arrived, some employees will inherently be performing job duties that will present different hazards than they are exposed to at other times of the year. These duties may range from lawn care to roof repairs to performing work in elevated temperatures. Take time to review and evaluate your institution’s current policies, trainings and job hazard assessments for employees performing summer work activities.

Summer Safety Toolbox Talks


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 a 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.

Below is some additional information:

Return to Work Guidelines Sample Safety Policy