Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.71
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bowdoin College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.18 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 19 30
Full-time equivalent of employees 928 704
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2004 Dec. 31, 2004

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 full 2004 year has been consistently used as a baseline for each submission of the STARS report in 2013 and 2016


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
51.95

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.05

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 office of environmental health and safety (EHS) works collaboratively with campus constituents to adhere to local, state, and federal regulations. The office of EHS serves as the biological, chemical, radiological, workplace safety, and fire prevention/protection office, establishing comprehensive programs that meet or exceed regulatory compliance standards. Through continuous recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards, the college strives to significantly reduce or eliminate individual risk and environmental impact of the College’s activities. The office of EHS provides guidelines, policies, and training for workplace safety ranging from hazardous waste management to fire prevention. The office of EHS oversees 50+ written safety programs that are accessible on the office of EHS’s website. Employees are encouraged to report all "near misses" and injuries and illness for further evaluation. The Campus Safety Committee with representatives from several departments meets regularly to develop and review safety initiatives and act as the liaison for all safety concerns of campus constituents. The facilities management department also has an organized safety committee where representatives from each shop (pPlumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.) meet every other month to discuss departmental safety concerns and ideas for improving safety culture.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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