Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Julia Carlow
Submission Date May 6, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.71 / 2.00
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 1 4
Full-time equivalent of employees 985 1,085
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Aug. 1, 2019 July 31, 2020
Baseline Year Aug. 1, 2016 July 31, 2017

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):

The health and safety baseline was adopted in August 2016. The reason behind that it create a health and safety threshold in order to starting measuring and compare health and safety performance and maintain a continual improvement cycle.

Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:

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

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 AUS Office of Safety and Crisis Management has put together a comprehensive health and management system that includes multiple initiatives. Below is sample of several such initiatives:
• Hazard Management (Operating Unit's Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control Program)
• Lab Safety Management (Safety and Response Procedure, Inspection Program, etc.)
• Other Work Sites (Academic Buildings, Admin Buildings, Support Buildings, and Construction Sites Inspections)
• Self Help (Online Safety and Crisis Management Interactive Cabinet, Ergonomics Self Inspection, Office Hazards Self Inspection, Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting)
• Trainings (Emergency and Crisis Response Trainings, Operational Specific Safety Trainings, Professional Safety Certification, Drills and Preparation Workshops, Campus Awareness and Campaigns)
• Online Training Platform: The Office of Safety and Crisis Management has introduced an interactive online training platform using the (ilearn system). The online training platform is capable of handling thousands of participants grouped as per their rule in the campus community (faculty, staff, students). It can automatically assign training courses as per the rule of the trainee, and associated tasks following the concept of job hazard analysis. The platform can send training materials to trainees, assign exams and create reports, assign assignments and have online forums, and share technical material as needed.
• Hazards Concerns and Reporting (Online Hazards Concerns and Reporting, Hazard Processing and Analysis, Hazards Closure Responsibility, Hazard Closure Follow Up and RC Analysis, Hazard Recurrence Prevention Program)
• University Health Center Services and Response (Integrate with H&S Campaigns)

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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