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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 55.50
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Vassar College
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.61 / 2.00 Ruth Spencer
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 20 19
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,021 1,047

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

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

The workplace health and safety baseline year was adopted for consistency across the institution in data reporting


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

The institution mandates workplace safety education for high risk departments. PMA Insurance Group provides employees of Buildings & Grounds and Custodial Services with on-campus occupational health and safety training. Employees of Dining Services receive workplace health and safety training from Aramark.


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