Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.25
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.69 / 2.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 5 15
Full-time equivalent of employees 865 543
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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 guide lines were revised in November 2010 and reviewed in October 2016 to ensure we are keeping up with the latest standards of safety for our employees.

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:

In the Safety Committee we review all workplace accidents and near misses and discuss preventative measures.

The majority of our injuries fall in the facilities department so we focus most of our safety training for those groups of employees. Each year we do safety training that usually includes a section on Ergonomics and Stretching for prevention purposes. The Associate Director of Human Resources also meets with each injured employee and assist in filing a work comp claim if needed and follow the claim until it is closed to ensure the employee is getting all the proper benefits and care they need to get healthy again.

We also introduced a free class for custodial and maintenance staff to learn how to stretch properly and strengthen their core for better to prevent injuries during the work day.

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

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