Wisconsin does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
Wisconsin's safety and health rules govern public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces. The state has adopted the federal injury and illness and medical recordkeeping rules by reference and adopted injury and illness reporting requirements that are stricter than federal standards.
The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) administers the state workplace safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.
All public sector employers must report work-related illness and injury to the Department for the previous year by March 1 of each year. The report must be made on Form SBD-10710 or equivalent.