Buchman, Tracy

At UW-Whitewater

University - Faculty/Staff
Office Phone
(262) 472-5428
Office Location

Department:  Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
Office Location:  Timothy J. Hyland Hall, Room 3507
Phone:  (262) 472-5428
Email:  buchmant@uww.edu

Tracy Buchman is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Department at UW-Whitewater. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in fire protection/prevention, industrial accident prevention and disaster planning. Tracy received her Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) at the University of Phoenix. She has over twenty-five years of professional practice, research and teaching in the fields of Safety, Security and Emergency Management, and she has held several consultant and advisory positions with the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and National Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). Tracy has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Healthcare Practice Specialty, and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).

  • DHA, 2009, The University of Phoenix
  • MS Occupational/Industrial Safety Studies, 1994, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • BBA Human Resources Management, 1991, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


  • SAFETY 380: Industrial Accident Prevention
  • SAFETY 485/685: Fire Protection/Prevention
  • SAFETY 712: Disaster Planning and Response

  • Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) (In Progress)
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
  • Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA)
  • Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM)
  • State of Wisconsin Fire Inspector I

Professional Interests:
  • Disaster Management
  • Hospital Evacuation
  • Workplace Violence

Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Healthcare Practice Specialty Member
  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
  • Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Advisory Board (past member)

Selected Publications:
  • Buchman, T.L. (2015) Emergency Management. In T. York, D. MacAlister, Hospital and Healthcare Security, Sixth Edition (Chapter 25). Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN-13 978-0124200487
  • Buchman, T. L. (2013). Leading in a resource dependent environment. In VanVactor, J. D. (ed.), Perspectives in Leadership (pp. 51-60). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 1624171702
  • Buchman, T. L. (2012). Phases: Preparation. In R. Partridge, L. Proano, D. Marcozzi, K. Brinsfield, A. Garza, I. Nemeth, & E. Weinstein (Eds.), Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine (Chapter 5). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195379063
  • McCormick, R.D., Buchman, T.L., Maki, D.G., Double Blind, Randomized Trial of an Oil and Non-Oil Containing Hand Cream for Protecting the Hands of Health Care Workers. Am J Infect Control 2000; 28:302-10.

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