Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.74 / 2.00 Nici Hubler
Employee Health Coordinator
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 12 11.30
Full-time equivalent of employees 929 936

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2012

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

Workplace health and safety is a priority at Camosun. Our human resources department holds the Health and Wellness area which is responsible for promoting and supporting employee health in the workplace. Some of the work that this area does or oversees includes first aid coordination, WHIMIS and disposal of hazardous waste, workplace ergonomics, sent policy as well as other resources. The health and safety program is supported by the Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee (JOSH.) The JOSH committee is composed of people who represent the employer and all employee areas including schools/divisions, services, unions, and faculty. Student representatives are also encouraged to participate. People from all levels of our organization are involved in assuring everything possible is done to address safety and health concerns, brought together by a common goal to improve conditions in the workplace. The Committee promotes the concept of workers and employers sharing the responsibility for safety and health at the College. It also recognizes and supports workers’ rights subject to the Workers Compensation Act and WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health & Safety Regulation in the following areas (Right to Participate, Right to Know and Right to Refuse Unsafe Work.

The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

The figures for "number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases" also include students that are on practicum, as they are considered to be a Camosun employee of sorts by WorkSafeBC.

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