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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 14 9
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,077 3,433

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2011 July 1, 2010
Baseline Year June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011

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

The safety baseline was adopted to distinguish whether there was an upward or downward trend in workplace injuries.


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

Although all risks and exposures cannot be foreseen or eliminated, through this policy the board intends to establish a framework within which the university administration can effectively and efficiently establish and maintain a risk management and environmental health and safety program.
The risk management and environmental health and safety program shall include general, occupational, and environmental health and safety, environmental protection, general risk management, loss prevention, insurance, and claims administration. The RM/EHS program will be established and maintained under an enterprise-wide philosophy, whereby safety and risk control are incorporated into all facets of the organization and its programs; i.e. Enterprise Risk Management. The president is charged with the responsibility to provide for and require sound and proactive business, operations, and program practices in order to safeguard human, property, financial, and other resources of the university. The goal of the RM/EHS program will be to facilitate the accomplishment of the university’s primary missions of instruction, research, and public service at a reasonable cost with minimal disruptions and adverse events. This policy was instituted 06/08/06.


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

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.