Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.58
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 0 0
Full-time equivalent of employees 696 584
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 July 1, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 July 1, 2009

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):
Bates College (and other colleges and universities) is exempt from the OSHA Recordkeeping Rule by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), however, Bates College EHS follows up on all injury reports submitted to it's office. Safety Committee groups are present in Facility Services and Dining, Conferences, and Campus Events. EHS has active participation in the Facility Services Safety Committee. Some of our campus initiatives include: Fire Door Awareness Fall Prevention Campaign Eliminating candle use in residential buildings

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:
Bates College Environmental Health and Safty has multiple recurring projects or responsibilities that include: Residential room inspection - each semester Fire Department inspections of sprinkler systems in buildings - each summer Monthly fire extinguisher inspections Semi-annual inspections of fixed extinguishing systems Quarterly hazardous waste shipments Universal waste collection and shipment Air permitting and licensing Injury report follow-up Training Bates College EHS works with faculty, staff, and students to investigate any reports of unsafe conditions, near misses, and/or injuries.

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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