Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 2.00 Kathryn Villarreal
Workers' Compensation Analyst
Environmental Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 82 90
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,590 2,523
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 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 launching and ongoing development of “The APP”, or the Accident Prevention Program has brought new and different trainings for management and staff, with the plan of creating a robust safety culture as well as the basis for continuous improvement.

Lean Safety Gemba was brought to the campus first in May 2017. The primary audience were those employees working in the custodial field, managers, supervisors and leads. Custodians had the highest rate of injuries, therefore this was the focus. This training was then taken statewide with grant funding, also with the focus on custodians. It was very well received by all. The training came back to our campus in March 2019 for all the trades and grounds workers. The training develops the skill of engaging employees while the do the work and looking for opportunities to make the task safer and easier. Getting employees involved gives them some sense of power, that what they say matters and can make a difference.

The Sprain Strain Workshops were introduced in May 2018, then came back in October 2018, and again in March 2019. These workshops develop body and ergonomic awareness for activities of daily living, in the office, and specific workplace activities. So far we have had Phases 1, 2, & 3. Phases 2 delves into the specifics of the job including the tools used daily; Phase 3 the instructor goes out into the field and works with small groups while doing their jobs.


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 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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