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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 Gold
Overall Score 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Jon Schmidt
Director/Risk mgmt
Environmental Health & Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 342 403
Full-time equivalent of employees 11,353 15,550
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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):

Employee injury costs were increasing on the UC San Diego campus so additional safety staff were hired to target high claims areas of campus with additional loss prevention services (training, inspections & personal protective equipment).


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
0

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
3.01

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:

UC San Diego maintains a broad-spectrum Environment, Health & Safety Office (EH&S) to advise employees on risks in work environments ranging from laboratories, shops and clinics to offices, dining facilities and housing facilities. EH&S Staff proactively inspect all high risk work areas and provide training to employees as required by their job duties. All UC San Diego employees are encouraged to report safety concerns and make suggestions to EH&S via e-mail, telephone, or campus mail, including an anonymous suggestion box if they prefer.


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.