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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 61.37
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 93 131
Full-time equivalent of employees 7,245.90 7,986
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, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2007 June 30, 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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
21.76

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.28

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:

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety offers a Safety Manual with dozens of policies, procedures and written plans, as well as safety training, dependent upon job type. EHS also has a Job Safety Analysis website, where employees can look up specific occupational hazards based on their job title or task (http://web.utk.edu/~ehss/job_safety_analysis/JSA.html).

Additionally, in the winter of 2013 the College of Social Work's Center for Applied Research and Evaluation launched an employee health and wellness initiative by sending out a survey to assess employees' health behaviors, risks and interests in terms of health and wellness activities on and off campus. The initiative was developed under the guidance of the VOLwell Committee.


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.