University of Wisconsin–Madison

Safety

The Physical Plant considers its employees as its most valuable asset and takes every possible practical action to make our working conditions free from hazard. Our Culture of Safety  persistently encourages and facilitates the elimination of all near miss, injury, and fatality incidents as well as implementing the appropriate corrective actions when confronted with occupational hazards associated with our activities. We are, as an institution and as individual employees, committed to continuously improving the way we complete activities keeping health and safety at the forefront of our actions both at and away from our place of employment. In addition, it is our obligation to provide a work environment that is inherently safe for all.

It’s The Way We Work.

Employees are also encouraged to engage in It’s Safe to Talk about My Safety conversations with each other. By demonstrating your willingness to be approached by others to receive safety advice or to lend safety advice helps our Culture of Safety to evolve into an employee-guided occupational safety program with its primary focus of incident prevention.

Contact Us

Michael Peña
Director of Safeguard Services
michael.pena@wisc.edu
608/265-2321

Safety Manual

The online edition of the FP&M Physical Plant Safety Manual. For ease of use, each section of the manual is available as a separate PDF document.

The complete manual is also available as a single PDF document.

Sharps Policy

To insure the safety of our Custodial Staff in handling sharp objects being discarded, we would like to make you aware of our policies and procedures. We have developed the following policy for the safe handling of sharps. We would ask that you pass this information on to your staff.