Workplace Health and Safety

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language:

Common Issues Identified During Review

v2.2

  • Numeric outliers: Response of .1 or higher under “Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee” or 10 or higher under “Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees” may indicate a data entry error.
  • Part 1: Affirmative responses must be supported by information provided in descriptive fields. If indicating that the occupational health and safety management system uses a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline, supporting documentation must be provided.
  • Full-time equivalent of employees should be consistent between PA 14 and IC 3 if the same Performance Year and pool of employees is used. Valid discrepancies should be clarified in the Notes field.

v2.1

  • Numeric outliers: Response of .1 or higher under “Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee” or 10 or higher under “Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees” may indicate a data entry error. 
  • Full-time equivalent of employees should be consistent between PA 14 and IC 3 if the same Performance Year is used. Valid discrepancies should be clarified in the Notes field.
  • Start and End dates for Baseline Year and Performance Year must be valid (i.e., Baseline start date must be before Baseline end date, etc.). Baseline year may be any year from 2005 to the present. Older baselines (1990-2004) may be applied if they are adopted as part of the institution’s sustainability plans or policies, or in the context of other reporting obligations. Institutions should avoid reporting a peak emissions year as their Baseline simply to increase scores. 

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