Physical Plant Safety Operations


Welcome to the future home of Safety Operations for the UW Madison Physical Plant department.

Thank you for your patience as we work to make updates to this new site.

Please contact Mike Pena at 608-301-6143 or


“The University of Wisconsin – Madison, Physical Plant considers its employees as its most valuable asset and will take every possible practical action to make your working conditions free from hazard. 

It is within our Culture of Safety to persistently encourage and facilitate the elimination of all “near miss”, injury and fatality incidents as well as implementing the appropriate corrective actions when confronted with occupational hazards associated with our activities. 

We are; as an institution and as individual employees, committed to continuously improve the way we complete activities keeping health and safety at the forefront of our actions both at and away from our place of employment. 

In addition, it is our obligation to provide a work environment that is inherently safe for all.  The Way We Work.”

-Robert D. Lamppa, P.E. LEED AP
Executive Director – Physical Plant