Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.15
Liaison Elenore Breslow
Submission Date Nov. 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Brock University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 2.00 Elenore Breslow
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management and Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
No

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
No

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
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A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

Health, Safety & Wellness (HSW) strives to empower and enable faculty and staff through supportive and resourceful leadership to engage and create a healthy, safe and well workforce. Technical expertise is provided by HSW to the university community through the development, implementation, and maintenance of sustainable programs and processes in areas related to occupational health & safety, academic and lab safety (including biosafety); environmental safety; fire safety (in partnership with Campus Security Services); the University’s insurance program; short- and long-term disability; Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims management; ergonomic assessments; management of workplace accommodations and employee wellness initiatives.

Brock University is committed to meeting its duties under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), including appointing supervisors and ensuring they are competent to meet their supervisory duties. A worker who has charge of a workplace with the duty and the effective power to “ensure” that workers comply with the OHSA and applicable university policies and procedures attract supervisory status. A Department Chair may not have the formal power to sanction or reward a worker; however this is not a requirement for supervisory status under the OHSA. The effective power to “ensure” may be found simply when a worker is close to the work (or “hands on”) and is expected to address safety issues.

https://brocku.ca/vp-academic/wp-content/uploads/sites/65/Health-Safety-Wellness-Orientation.pdf


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
33

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,424

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

Members of the Brock University community (faculty, staff, students, contract workers, volunteers and visitors) have a responsibility to report all injuries and incidents that occur on campus, or involve University sanctioned activities and events. Members of the community must report injury/incident circumstances to either a supervisor, or authorized University representative without delay.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
2.32

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

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