Welcome to Safety Corner, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Worker's Compensation (DWD/WC) new safety blog! Through regular updates, I'll use this resource to inform employers, employees and other WC stakeholders about safety information, safety news and safety events.
At the DWD, we're dedicated to helping employers create a safe workplace, in large part by supporting the work of partnering agencies across the state and beyond to build awareness about workplace safety and available resources and, ultimately, to help reduce the number of injuries reported each year.
As the WC Division's Safety and Risk Manager, I have the opportunity to apply my four decades of professional safety and health managerial and consulting experience to support workplace safety in Wisconsin in a variety of ways. One way is through educating and building awareness of the value of safety and the many agencies that stand ready to help employers support and advance a strong safety culture. If you are interested view my bio.
If you have any questions regarding safe workplaces in the Wisconsin, or if you have an idea for a future Safety Corner news article, send your questions and ideas to us at WCNews@dwd.wisconsin.gov.
Have a Safe Day!
Dave Leix, CSP
Safety & Risk Manager
"The future of the safety movement is not so much dependent upon the invention of safety devices as on the improvement of methods of educating people to the ideal of caution and safety." – Walter Dill Scott, President, Northwestern University (1921)
Dave brings over 40 years of professional safety and health (EHS) consulting and managerial experience to his role as Safety & Risk Manager for DWD's Worker's Compensation Division. He presents at a variety of association/industry trade group safety and risk management training events. Full bio for Dave Leix.