Fostering Excitement for Safety

It was ten years ago now that I learned of  Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC).  I’d been working at a local Pharmaceutical Manufacturer since a week out of college.  I’d just been promoted into the Research and Development team and was so excited to be able to use problem solving to get my clients the active pharmaceutical ingredients they needed.  We ...

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Corporate Safety Award – Share Your Good News!

In a year where we have had to work from home, change our daily routines and hear bad news after bad news regarding rising COVID-19 numbers … wouldn’t we all like to hear some GOOD news? 2020 has been a challenge for everyone and every company. We have had to shelter in place, furlough employees, shut down stores, change our ...

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Winter Safety Tips

The winter season, especially in Wisconsin, can be a hazardous time of year for both businesses and their employees. Injuries that happen in this season are not just limited to outdoor workers. Simply walking into or out of work or occasionally performing tasks like shoveling sidewalks or spreading salt at an entry can quickly become hazardous. Companies should reinforce their ...

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Wisconsin Safety Council: Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays & Winter Months

MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council – the state’s leading provider of safety training and products – reminds all Wisconsinites to take extra precautions this holiday season and throughout the winter months. Midwest winters can lead to a variety of dangerous situations, so it is important to be prepared. Over the holidays and during the winter months, the Safety Council urges ...

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Wisconsin Safety Council Annual Conference to be Held Virtually Sept. 1 & 2

MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council announced on Thursday that its 78th Annual Conference would be held virtually on Sept. 1 & 2. The conference – planned to be hosted in Wisconsin Dells – was moved to a virtual event following feedback from members and out of an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19. “Safety has been and will always be our ...

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Leslie Ptak Honored with Wisconsin Safety Council Lifetime Achievement Award Following Retirement from OSHA

MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council – the state’s leading provider of safety training and products – announced on Monday that Leslie Ptak is being honored with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication, commitment and years of service to the safety industry. Ptak spent her entire career with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. She began as a summer ...

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Broad Wisconsin Coalition Advocates for Public, Economic Health Amid Pandemic

Launches public service announcement aimed at encouraging mask-wearing, other preventive measures As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Wisconsin, a diverse coalition of the state’s leading advocacy organizations has partnered on a message to the public urging preventive measures to reduce the virus’ spread. Representing Wisconsin’s leading health care, business and local government organizations, the coalition today launched a ...

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Sick Workers is Top Workplace Safety Concern, According to New Study by Wisconsin Safety Council and Rural Mutual Insurance

MADISON, Wis. — In a new study conducted by Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) and Rural Mutual Insurance Company, 85% of respondents said they “sometimes” or “often” see a coworker come to work sick even though he/she should have stayed home. In the current environment, exposure to sick coworkers is the leading safety concern for workers in Wisconsin. In an effort ...

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Bassett Mechanical’s Kim Bassett Inducted into Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame

  MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council announced on Thursday that Bassett Mechanical President & CEO Kim Bassett became the newest member of the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame. Kim’s leadership has resulted in tremendous improvements in the company’s culture of safety. Once again, Bassett Mechanical won a Corporate Safety Award for their efforts in 2019. As President & CEO, Kim ...

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Wisconsin Safety Council Announces 13 Corporate Safety Award Winners

MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council – the state’s leading provider of safety training and products – announced on Wednesday this year’s Corporate Safety Award winners. In total, 13 companies were recognized for their superior safety records and commitment to creating a world-class safety culture. “It is our mission to make Wisconsin the safest place to live, work and play,” said ...

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