OHSMS Certification (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 61: OHSMS Certification – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

Minimal changes. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

What types of OHSMS programs qualify?

Examples of recognized programs include:

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your safety and/or human resources offices or similar to determine whether OHSMS certification has been achieved, and/or to consider pursuing such certifications.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • To qualify, the institution must have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) that has been audited by an organization external to the institution within the previous three years.

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