Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.41
Liaison Jillian Leach
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Chico
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.70 / 2.00 Marvin Pratt
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 41 65
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,548 2,106
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.03

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, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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):


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:

California State University Chico (CSU, Chico) makes every effort to maintain a healthy and safe work environment for faculty, staff, students, and visiting contractor’s. The University is committed to complying with health and safety standards set forth by local, State, and Federal governments.

To meet these goals, several health and safety programs have been developed and implemented by these government entities and the University itself. Collectively, these programs represent the University’s efforts to minimize occupational injury and illness, to preserve and protect environmental quality, and to reduce liability.
The development and implementation of an Injury Illness and Prevention Program, is required by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA). Senate Bill 198, adopted during the 1989 California legislative session, informs employers that they are accountable for the safety and health of their workers. Senate Bill198 was codified in the California Insurance and Labor Codes on October 2, 1989. The General Industry Safety Orders (GISO) Section 3203 in the California Code of Regulations regarding workplace injury and illness prevention programs are governed by Cal/OSHA and require specific program elements, including the designation of a responsible person and identification of a system for:

 Communicating with employees on matters concerning safety and health;
 Identifying, evaluating and reducing workplace hazards;
 Implementing procedure for injury/illness investigation;
 Mitigating hazards in the workplace;
 Training employees; and
 Maintaining records.

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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