Public Sector Employee Safety

The Division of Industry Services establishes and enforce occupational safety and health standards for public sector employees. Consultation and inspections are provided by Industry Services Occupation Safety and Health staff.  Wisconsin's Clean Indoor Air Act and the Right to Know Law, which provide information to employees concerning workplace conditions, are administered by the Division.

Department of Workforce Development - Process for Handling Work Injuries & Illness

Questions regarding the Publis Sector Safety program can be sent to


When reporting a public sector employee fatality or 3 or more hospitalizations, contact the department at (608) 267-9420 during regular business hours.  The State of Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management can be contacted at (800) 943-0003 outside of regular business hours.


*New Online Reporting for Injury and Illness Forms*

The Department of Safety and Professional Services is excited to announce a new online reporting system for Injury and Illness forms.  This provides public employers with access to online reporting of Injuries and Illnesses on behalf of public employers for the State of Wisconsin.  The State of Wisconsin requires that by March 1st of every year all public employers report Injuries and Illnesses utilizing the SBD10710 form. 

Please visit the Injury and Illness Reporting online system to enter, review, and submit your information.  After submitting your information, you will receive a confirmation email with a printable version of the form for posting. 

The Department of Safety and Professional Services is providing guidance for the care and handling of formaldehyde by public employees.  Please see the Formaldehyde Standard Requirements document, which is also located in the Publications section below.


SBD-10710A​Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (R04/2017)
Medical Evaluation Questionnaire​Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
​WKC-8165​Order forms for Determination of Exposure to Blood/Body Fluids (DoA Document Sales​​​​​​​​​​​)


Respirable Crystalline Silica
Respirable Crystalline Silica Health Hazards
Sample Written Exposure Control Plan
Written Silica Exposure Control Plan Sample
Silica - Summary of Revised Construction Standard - 2017
OSHA's Revised Silica Standards
Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Poster (01/2017)
SBD-9301​Public Sector Employee Safety and Health Poster (01/2017)
Safety Rules History​History of Safety and Health Rules 
Occupational Health Checklist​Occupational Health Program Assessment Checklist
Hazard Communication​Single Facility Hazard Communication Program Sample
Template - Chemical Hygiene​Chemical Hygiene Plan Template
​Template - School Chemical HygieneSchool Chemical Hygiene Plan Template
Template - LOTO​Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program Template
Sample - Confined Space Entry​Sample Permit Required Confined Space Entry Plan
​Certification Hazard Assessment​Personal Protective Equipment Certifications of Hazard Assessment and Training
Hearing Conservation Checklist​Hearing Conservation Plan Checklist
​Bloodborne Pathogens Checklist​Bloodborne Pathogens Written Exposure Control Plan Checklist
Template - Bloodborne Pathogens​Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Template
Formaldehyde Standard Requirements​Highlights of the Formaldehyde Standard (29 CFR 1910.1048)
Medical Evaluation Questionnaire​Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
​Template - Respiratory Protection​Respiratory Protection Program Template
Respiratory Protection Checklists​Respiratory Protection Checklists
Personal Protective Equipment​Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standards Overview
Template - PPE​Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Template 
Top Violations​Public Sector Safety Top Violations
SBD-10710 Packet​DSPS Reporting Informational Packet
Tool Box Talk Materials​Hazard Communication 
DEA Fentanyl Briefing Guide Summary June 2017Fentanyl Briefing Guide 
Information for Dust Mask Users - DistributedDust Mask Users