The University of Wisconsin – Madison has many individuals available to assist with safety questions. The College of Engineering Safety Office is available to answer CoE Safety questions. They rely on the knowledge and expertise of dozens of other safety experts across campus to ensure we have the best possible information.
The College of Engineering Graduate Student Safety Committee – A dedicated team of graduate researchers who meet regularly to discuss lab safety, how to improve safety culture, review labs, and hold fun safety related events.
Chemical – Working in conjunction with the campus Chemical Safety Committee, the UW Chemical Safety Team establishes policies and procedures for the safe acquisition, use, storage and disposal of chemicals on campus. Also advises campus chemical users on best practices and helps the university community comply with federal, state, and local chemical and environmental safety laws.
Biological – Safe laboratory practices for biological materials as prescribed by the (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). The BioSafety Team endeavors to assure that research is done in secure facilities in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Radiation – Provides a wide range of services and oversight for use of radioactive materials and equipment on campus. Laser Safety is located within the Radiation Safety Team
Animal Research – Provides risk assessment and management for personnel and students at UW-Madison with animal contact. This is accomplished through protocol review, safety training, and facility inspections. They strive to minimize or eliminate the health hazards associated with animal contact to ensure a safe and productive research environment.
Fire and Life – Provides oversight and guidance for all aspects of fire safety on campus and maintains UW fire extinguishers.
Occupational and Building – Provides guidance and training on abatement, workplace safety hazards, coordinates work-site safety with contractors, and provides training on a variety of occupational safety topics common to building maintenance.
Environmental & Occupational Health – Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) and Occupational Medicine help assure campus spaces are safe and healthy for those who learn, live, work and visit. Environmental Health has state delegated authority for food, lodging, pools, and youth camps and has shared regulatory responsibilities for monitoring water and indoor air. Occupational Health supports research, academic and operational compliance through exposure assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, training, and ergonomics.
UW-Madison Police – The UW-Madison Police are typically the first responders to any emergency incident on the College of Engineering campus. They provide active shooter awareness training, are responsible for all digital image recording of public spaces, and have oversight of the electronic locking systems.