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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 Silver
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Cleveland State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 2.00 Randy Bowling
Special Projects
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 10 16
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,867 1,870.30
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015

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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline (0-100):
37.39

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.54

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:

CSU's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) works in close cooperation with all safety and security personnel and the University Administration to develop policies and procedures to promote a safe and healthy workplace while encouraging proactive stewardship of the environment.

EHS also collaborates with Facilities Management and the Office of the University Architect to ensure maintenance, renovation and construction projects and activities are performed in a safe and compliant manner.

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety facilitates periodic training for all employees. They have developed a twelve-month training program which is based on twelve topics per year. This year's topics include the following:

1. Safe lifting/back safety
2. Slips/trips/falls
3. Confined Space
4. LOTO/Electrical/Arc Flash
5. Safety Hazard Recognition
6. Forklift Training
7. Asbestos training awareness
8. Radiation training refresher
9. Training PPE/ Hand Protection
10. Hearing Protection
11. Hazard Communication
12. Ladder safety

In addition, the EHS General Safely Committee meets every two months and brings together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss a variety of campus safety issues. Members have the opportunity to report back to the group and to advise on health and safety programs.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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.