​Registration Information

Contact Haley Frater, hfrater@uwsp.edu, to be notified of future offerings.




Course Information

Managing safety, risks, and quality are components that begin on day one and are embedded throughout the development of any UVM program and project. Regardless of your role within the industry, leaders and managers must consider all aspects of safety and risk: safety and risk for the electrical system; safety and risk for the worker; safety and risk for the general public; and safety and risk for the environment. This course introduces safety as a concept of workplace culture. You will learn and practice the processes utilized to manage safety, risk and quality assurance. These management tools and techniques will ensure that your program meets the challenges of today's complex work environments aligning with best practices and ROW stewardship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain program safety, how a culture of safety is created, and develop a program safety management plan.
  • Explain project and program risk management process, hazard risk assessment processes, and develop a risk management plan.
  • Describe and evaluate program and project quality management processes and develop a program quality management plan.


This 12-week course is 100% online using a combination of tutorials, discussions, and projects.

Target Audience/Pre-requisites 

This course is designed for utility vegetation management professionals or individuals looking to enter the field. Previous experience with utility vegetation management, arboriculture, or forestry is beneficial but not required.

Pre-requisite: successful completion of UVM Scope, Cost, and Procurement Management. 

Cancellation Policy

Written requests received prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund. Requests received within the first week of class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the first week of classes. To receive a refund send a written request to Haley.Frater@uwsp.edu.