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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 57.39
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tufts University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 2.00 Peter Nowak
Industrial Hygiene
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 45 54
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,513.24 4,552

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, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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

The program to adopt baseline health and safety information was brought about in 2009 by the purchase of an online tracking program. Previous to that all information was collected by hand and documented in Microsoft Excel.


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

Tufts Environmental Health and Safety (TEHS) promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service, and administrative activities by providing training, advice, and other compliance assistance.

TEHS provides leadership in developing and supporting high-quality programs that allow students, faculty, and staff to protect themselves from potential health hazards they encounter at the University. Programs include Laboratory Safety, Ergonomics, Radiation Safety, Bio Safety, and Environmental Management.


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

2014 Reporting 3 campuses: Boston 17, Medford 20, Grafton 8
Total FTE 2014: 4,513.24
2009 Reporting 3 campuses: Boston 20, Medford 23, Grafton,11
Total FTE 2009 (estimate): Boston, 1596, Medford 2464, Grafton 492

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.