An Effective Program
To assist employers and employees in developing effective
safety and health programs, OSHA published recommended Safety and Health
Program Management Guidelines (Federal Register 54 (16): 3904-3916, January 26,
1989). These voluntary guidelines can be applied to all places of employment
covered by OSHA.
The guidelines identify four general elements critical to
the development of a successful safety and health management system:
leadership and employee involvement
prevention and control
and health training
The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Department asks each department on campus to join in these actions which make an effective program. EHS is a sub unit of the UWSP Risk Management Department, which was established in 1993 and operates with the following mission.
To facilitate University compliance with environmental and occupational health regulations and the continuous improvement of campus environmental, health, and safety activities.
Walter Clark, EHS Officer
Walter coordinates campus EHS activities including EPA, OSHA, and Emergency compliance
programs including training requirements. Walter reports to Jeff Karcher, Director of
Risk Management. He has worked for the department since October,
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 2320.
Sandy Gilbeau, Risk Management Specialist
Sandy provides administrative support by receiving and processing workers compensation claims. She also assists the Risk Management Department
including supervision of student office employees, budget maintenance and clerical activities. She has worked for the department since
Contact her at email@example.com or extension 2618.