Safety Program

Safety Program


The mission of the Risk Management Department is to plan, develop, coordinate and maintain the UW-River Falls safety and risk programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for university employees and reduce the number, severity and costs of workplace injuries and other types of losses. This mission is being accomplished by the following activities: 

  • Developing proactive loss prevention and control programs and techniques that will eliminate or reduce the risk of a workplace injury or illness.
  • Developing, coordinating and sponsoring responsive health and safety training programs for employees, supervisors and managers.
  • Providing resources and technical assistance to enable UWRF to comply with applicable Department of Commerce/OSHA health and safety regulations and the Governor's Executive Order #194.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Coordinating loss prevention surveys and hazard assessments. Identifying the risk factors that contribute to losses and the strategies and resources needed to eliminate or control these risk factors.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of safety and risk programs and activities to insure that those program goals are achieved.

Proposed Goals 2020

  1. Perform 12 safety walkthroughs of main campus buildings and at least 6 walkthroughs of residence halls during 2019-2020. Draft action plans for addressing safety concerns. 
  2. Participate in at least one safety walk sponsored by the Student Senate.
  3. Identify at least one safety process or program on campus that needs improvement and research a "Best Practice" model.
  4. As health and safety concerns are brought forward during safety committee meetings, justify at least two campus improvement projects during 2019-2020.
  5. Develop Communication Plans for key messages coming from the Safety Committee. The goal would be to publish a safety message at least monthly during the academic year.

2019-2020 Safety Inspection Schedule pending

Work Station Self Assessment - Workplace environment health assessment of your work station.

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