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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.58 / 2.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 3 8
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,230 1,230

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

In 2010, Colgate University had 8 injuries cases that resulted in lost time. In the subsequent 3 years, Colgate University has progressively reduced there lost time injury cases. In 2013, Colgate University had only 3 injuries cases that resulted in lost time.


A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

Colgate University has a university-wide safety committee that meets quarterly to identify, evaluate, and providing mitigation solutions to university-wide safety issues. The safety committee is also charged with the continual review of university safety and related risk management policies, procedures, practices, and physical conditions. All student and employee injuries are investigated within 24 to determine if corrective actions are required. The university also has a safety incentive program for quarterly performance without an injury. The university also implemented a safety training management system to ensure all employees are receiving the required safety training based on their job classification.


The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

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.