General description

Wisconsin Statute 101.055 grants representatives of the Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) the right to inspect any public sector place of employment in order to determine whether an employer is in compliance with the Department’s safety and health standards.

Wisconsin Administrative Code also covers public employee safety in SPS 332.


Required postings

Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Poster

Public Employee Safety and Health Poster


Other information



Enforcement training coverHere is an audio training presentation to help supervisors and managers to be prepared for a campus workplace inspection by SPS. (Note that the slide show still refers to the Dept. of Commerce — those safety duties and procedures transferred to the Department of Safety and Professional Services in 2011.)

You will need the UW System-SPS Inspection Checklist (version 120412) to follow along.





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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