Four university employees receive Safety Recognition Award
May 16, 2017
Four University of
Wisconsin-Stout employees recently were honored with the annual Safety
Recognition Award, for those who demonstrate above-and-beyond safe work
practices and help create a safety-conscious culture on campus.
The winners are:
- Julie Berglund, biology lab technician, who has helped implement
safety initiatives within the biology department, including a campuswide
chemical database and a hazard assessment program for science labs, the
latter in 2016. She is a member of the Research Safety Committee.
- Shaun Dudek, assistant professor, communication technologies, who
routinely demonstrates safe work practices with industrial equipment in
printing and finishing labs and ensures student compliance with lab safety
procedures. She initiated an effort to provide hair ties for female
students in the labs.
- Deano Samens, process lab supervisor, School of Art and Design, who oversees
safe work practices in a wood shop that serves more than 1,000 students.
He developed a safety training program and videos for each piece of lab
- Cathie Weissman, financial specialist, School of Art and Design, the
art and design safety coordinator. She works with students on after-hours building
access and safety protocols regarding machinery and materials, including
organizing training sessions with new student workers.
The awardees, based
on nominations from colleagues and chosen by the Safety and Workers’
Compensation Committee, each received a plaque from Chancellor Bob Meyer.###
safety committee co-chairs Kirk Mill, left, and Jeremy Janiak, right, gather
with Safety Recognition Award winners from left Julie Berglund, Shaun Dudek,
Cathie Weissman and Deano Samens.