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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.29 / 2.00 Jessica Noonan
Director of HR
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 4 8
Full-time equivalent of employees 397 428.28
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 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):

The workplace health and safety baseline has been adopted for the purpose of this project


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline (0-100):
46.06

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.01

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:

Saint Joseph's College has a dedicated Campus Safety Officer focused on all safety related initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. The Safety Officer works closely with Human Resources, Facilities, and Campus Security departments to ensure the environment is operating at an optimal level with regard to ergonomics, chemical, physical (structure and human aspect), and security related issues. This individual provides educational programming for faculty, staff, and students by providing guest speakers on various topics, articles in the monthly HR The Resource online newsletter, and overall awareness across the College campus.

Safety language is included in all job descriptions in the form of identifying the physical requirements of a role. In addition, the College includes a safety component as one of the eight SJC Performance Standard in job descriptions and in the annual performance evaluation process: "Ensures the safety of self by identifying hazards in the working environment, using and insisting on the use of proper ergonomic methods, complying with and insisting on the compliance to College safety policies and procedures, reporting the potential hazards, and promptly reporting work related injuries".


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.