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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 57.22
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Southern Oregon University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 2.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 19 24
Full-time equivalent of employees 684 662.30
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.04

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, 2011 June 30, 2012

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):

Fiscal Year 2012 was selected as the baseline year for workplace health and safety because it was the first year for which we have access to reliable data.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline (0-100):
23.34

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.78

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:

Southern Oregon University's Environmental Health and Safety office provides online training for all employees (including student employees) on safety issues, including ladders, PPE, hazardous substances, etc. SDS sheets are also available online to have accurate up to date information available to all employees.

Monthly classroom safety training is provided to employees exposed to greatest hazards and the campus Safety Committee (including student representation) meets regularly to address campus safety issues and initiatives.


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.