Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Tom Hartzell
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Calvin University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.27 / 2.00 Jennifer Ambrose
EHS Officer
Physical Plant
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 10 18
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,760 2,009
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

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, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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):

At Calvin College, we believe that every employee, student and guest is entitled to a safe and healthful workplace. We are committed to protecting ourselves, the environment, and complying with governmental regulations. This statement was established in 2009.

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:

Environmental Health & Occupational Safety, in conjunction with the President’s Cabinet, and Department Chairs and Directors are responsible for implementing major decisions, policies and safety and health procedures. Calvin College has established specific safety and health procedures as required by Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) such as; Lockout/Tagout, Hazard Communications: Right to Know, Personal Protective Equipment Assessment/Certification, Confined Space, Bloodborne Infectious Disease, Asbestos Operations and Maintenance, Chemical Hygiene, Hearing Conservation, Hot Work, Powered Industrial Trucks, and Respiratory Protection. Copies of these programs are available on the Environmental Health & Occupational Safety website and in the EHS office. Faculty and staff are responsible for:
• Following all Calvin College safety, health and environmental protection policies and procedures
• Promoting and supporting safe work among peers
• Asking questions and voicing concerns about health and safety issues with supervisors or the EHS Officers
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the safety and health program. Based on expertise, they may be asked to review regulatory standards, assist in or conduct training, and problem solve. Faculty and staff are encouraged to communicate with their department chairs or directors and/or the EHS Officers if they have a safer or better way of performing a task. Calvin staff who are covered by our Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan are involved in evaluating safety products. Employee input is obtained through the suggestion system, report of hazard, or through actions of the EHS Officers or CEHS.

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

Injury data is taken from the MIOSHA injury log maintained by Environmental Health and Safety. The performance year data is based on the 2017 MIOSHA Log 300. The baseline year data is taken from the 2009 MIOSHA Log 300. Injury totals encompass all employees including student employees and part time employees. The FTE total from IC-3 does not include student and part time employees. Since the MIOSHA log includes all employees, including student employees and part time employees, the number of employees for this credit was changed to reflect the total number of employees that contribute to the injury totals reported to MIOSHA. We are not copying FTE from IC-3 for this credit.

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