Department of University Safety & Assurances

We provide environmental health & safety, research compliance, and risk management services at UWM. Our programs support and protect faculty, students, staff, visitors, and our institution by promoting safety, high ethical standards, and risk reduction throughout the UWM community.

Program Information

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, employees or visitors on campus.

  • Fire and Tornado
  • Active Shooter/Bomb Threats
  • Chemical/Biological Responses.

Protecting the environment from hazardous materials, spills, and wastes.

  • Hazardous Waste Pickups
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Spill Prevention

Ensuring regulatory compliance for research.

  • Animals
  • Biohazards & Recombinant Techniques
  • Human Subjects
  • Radioactive Materials

Identifying, evaluating, and controlling loss exposures to minimize the adverse effects of unpredictable events and assisting departments in their recovery efforts.

  • Building Damage
  • Liability Insurance
  • Vehicle Use

Promoting safety, compliance, and environmental health for students, faculty, and staff across all university activities.

  • Biosafety & Chemical Hygiene
  • Lab / Shop / Studio Safety
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Radiation Safety