Useful Saftey Resources in Wisconsin
Public Sector Employee Safety Program
The Division of Industry Services establishes and enforce occupational safety and health standards for public sector employees. Consultation and inspections are provided by Industry Services Occupation Safety and Health staff. Wisconsin’s Clean Indoor Air Act and the Right to Know Law, which provide information to employees concerning workplace conditions, are administered by the Division.
Health and Safety Consultation Services
The state Department of Commerce offers a free consultation service to help employers determine potential hazards at their work sites and improve their workplace safety. No citations or penalties are issued as part of a consultation visit, nor will there be reports of possible violations to any enforcement staff.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Wisconsin Safety Council
Partnering with over 4,000 members to make Wisconsin safer and healthier. Through training at our office or yours, and in many locations around the state, the Wisconsin Safety Council is dedicated to keeping Wisconsin workers safe.
Heat Illness Prevention Program
Employers must protect workers from excessive heat.
Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.
Fall Protection in Construction
In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 751 construction workers died on the job, with 35 percent of those fatalities resulting from falls.
Workers in nearly every construction trade face an elevated risk for asbestos-related cancers and lung disease.