UWEC 620, Working in Isolation

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Practice Directive #UWEC 620DivisionFinance and AdministrationDepartmentRisk Management, Safety & SustainabilityContactDirector of Risk Management, Safety & Sustainability |safety@uwec.eduEffective DateOctober 14, 2022Revision DateJanuary 20, 2023


Federal | OSHA Act 1970, General Duty Clause, SEC. 5. Duties 

State of Wisconsin | Wis. Stat. § 101.11, Employer’s duty to furnish safe employment and place 

UW System | RPD 23-2, Health, Safety, and Security at UW System Institutions;  SYS 620,Working in Isolation


This practice directive and associated procedure provide a risk evaluation framework to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students who work, volunteer or perform for credit activities alone in potentially hazardous environments within, but not limited to campus teaching and research laboratories, studios, workshops and other facilities or environments.  


UW-Eau Claire is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for individuals required to work alone. This practice directive and the associated procedure help ensure the safety and well-being of individuals required and permitted to work alone is monitored through regular communication methods.


UWEC 620.A, Working Alone Safely