Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.30
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date May 31, 2024

STARS v2.2

Boston University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.03 / 2.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

These Standards do not fit within the University's needs. EHS conducts Monthly Safety trainings for a variety of groups on campus with our online BioRAFT System. The Campus & Clinical Safety program provides services to all BU and BMC personnel and property in order to promote safety and maintain compliance with safety regulations. Campus & Clinical Safety works closely with other departments to address all broad-based safety concerns throughout BU and BMC. Campus & Clinical Safety is a division of Environmental Health & Safety.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

EHS reviews all industrial accident reports for OSHA recordability and reporting purposes. EHS works closely with Occupational Health and other departments to review injury data and investigate injuries as necessary. For FY 23, 259 Accident report were filed by BU employees, of those 122 were determined to be OSHA recordable. Of the 122 OSHA recordable 116 of them resulted in a total of 4003 lost workdays. In addition, BU had 3426 days of restricted or light duty work.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

This represents FY2023 BU Metrics.

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