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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.35
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ryan Highland
Sustainability Engagement
AUS Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 0 4
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,185 1,085
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0 0.00

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Aug. 1, 2017 July 31, 2018
Baseline Year Aug. 1, 2016 July 31, 2017

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The health and safety baseline was adopted in August 2016. The reason behind that it create a health and safety threshold in order to starting measuring and compare health and safety performance and maintain a continual improvement cycle.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
100

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives, including how workers are engaged in monitoring and advising on health and safety programs:

The AUS Office of Safety and Crisis Management has put together a comprehensive health and management system that includes multiple initiatives. Below is sample of several such initiatives:

* Hazard Management (Operating Unit's Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control Program)
* Lab Safety Management (Safety and Response Procedure, Inspection Program, etc.)
* Other Work Sites (Academic Buildings, Admin Buildings, Support Buildings, and Construction Sites Inspections)
* Self Help (Online Safety and Crisis Management Interactive Cabinet, Ergonomics Self Inspection, Office Hazards Self Inspection, Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting)
* Trainings (Emergency and Crisis Response Trainings, Operational Specific Safety Trainings, Professional Safety Certification, Drills and Preparation Workshops, Campus Awareness and Campaigns)
* Hazards Concerns and Reporting (Online Hazards Concerns and Reporting, Hazard Processing and Analysis, Hazards Closure Responsibility, Hazard Closure Follow Up and RC Analysis, Hazard Recurrence Prevention Program)
* University Health Center Services and Response (Integrate with H&S Campaigns)
* ISO 45000 Series and ISO 14000 Series (Seek ISO 45000:2015 Certification, Integrate ISO 45001 with ISO 14001, Integrate Sustainability with SCM)


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.