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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 66.70
Liaison David Gibson
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hampshire College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 2.00 Todd Holland
Projects and Operations Manager
Facilities & Grounds
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 17 26
Full-time equivalent of employees 405.73 401.54
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.04 0.06

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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):

Using last available data from previous STARS submission.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
35.29

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
4.19

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 office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides training programs including hazmat awareness (lead, asbestos, PCBs), SPCC/spills, hazard communication, hazardous waste, personal protective equipment, confined spaces, respiratory protection, trenching, lockout/tagout, high lift, water damage/mold, ladders/working surfaces/fall protection, and blood-borne pathogen awareness.

All new employees are scheduled for job-appropriate training. All training programs are in person at time of hire, and then refreshers are offered as required by the specific program, or as needed based on compliance. These programs are flexible to account for new job hazards, different working conditions, and specific needs of employees.

Additionally, EH&S provides a basic health and safety presentation at the annual benefits fair and at new employee orientation. These presentations include basic fire safety, office safety, and office ergonomics. Work site ergonomic assessments are also offered at the employee's request.

Employees are encouraged to ask questions, and to contact EH&S at any time with any health and safety issues.

In addition to employee training, EH&S offers supplemental safety training to students working in areas of potential hazard (e.g. art, shop, and laboratories).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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FTE count updated using data from Ed Melia, Institutional Research department.

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.