|Submission Date||Sept. 14, 2017|
|0.96 / 2.00||
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||202||236|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||15,577||15,036|
|Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee||0.01||0.02|
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2016||Dec. 31, 2016|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2009||Dec. 31, 2009|
The baseline year of 2009 was chosen because this is the first year that Penn State used the OSHA recordkeeping standards as the basis for tracking work-related injuries and illnesses.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental and occupational health and safety programs throughout Penn State's multi-campus system. EHS has five areas of responsibility: Environmental Protection, Laboratory and Research Safety, Workplace Safety, Radiation Protection and Hazardous Materials. Additional information about each of these areas can be found at the web link below.
The University Safety Council is comprised of members representing academic colleges and administrative units. These representatives, commonly referred to as "Safety Officers", are responsible for developing and implementing, under the guidance of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, a comprehensive and practical occupational health and safety program, and maintaining an environment that is conducive to the safety, health and well-being of the University community.
Values were only available for all of Penn State's campuses combined. Therefore we adjusted the above values by multiplying them by the ratio of University Park campus employees to all Penn State employees (15,577/35,053 = 0.4444). The number of recordable incidents for all campuses combined was 455 for 2016 and 532 for 2009.
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