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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 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Wells College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.22 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 8 7
Full-time equivalent of employees 171 166
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.05 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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):

Our filing in January 2016 was the first time we have established this baseline so we utilized 2014 data, as this was most readily accessible.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline (0-100):
0

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
4.68

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:

Various offices and departments provide workplace health and safety training, depending upon their function. Annual fire training is provided for all student-focused personnel, including resident assistants and orientation leaders. Facilities staffers receive OSHA-approved workplace safety training, including information on safe lifting and chemical handling. Building care staffers receive special training in bloodborne pathogens. Faculty and staff working with potentially hazardous chemicals and waste products are trained in proper handling and disposal. The Human Resources department sends out periodic newsletters that often include reminders about workplace health and safety.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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9/20/17 email from Kit VanOrman, director of Human Resources:

For calendar (Jan – Dec) year 2016, could I get the total number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases? - 8

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.