Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
OSHA 300A

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
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Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
18

Full-time equivalent of employees:
2,058

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

College of Charleston employees are encouraged to report incidents of work-related injury or ill-health to Environmental Health and Safety if any of the following occur:

Non-vehicular accident or incident involving faculty, staff, students, or visitors where injury occurs (regardless of treatment or transportation) at any facility owned and/or operated by the College of Charleston.
Accidents/incidents involving vendors, contractors, or construction sites, regardless of injury or property damage.
Property damage accidents/incidents where the safety or liability conditions have changed the risk acceptability, i.e. car hits wall in parking lot, wall now looks unsafe and could fall.
Any accident or injury that occurs as a result of the participation in an event sponsored by a student, faculty, staff organization or club. Any accident or injury that occurs as a result of the participation in an event hosted or sponsored by an outside organization utilizing any College of Charleston facility.
Any incident involving a research, chemical, biological, or marine biological lab or project, regardless of location.
Any alleged exposure to chemicals, biohazards, products, environments, buildings, processes, or activities by any faculty, staff, visitor, or student.

(More info and report templates are available at http://ehs.cofc.edu/report-accident-incident/index.php.)

Environmental Health and Safety leadership then utilize OSHA 300A to identify the cases, days and injury illness types.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
0.87

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Through OSHA 300A, we know the College of Charleston's overall Incident Rate (N/100) in 2018 (1.7) is better than the national average at 1.9. Its "days away cases" had an IR of .35, also an improvement over the national average of .1.

Additionally, the College's cases with transfer or restriction (DART) was .6, another positive metric compared to the national average of .3. Finally, its rate of cases of "other recordable incidents" (.81) was lower than the national average of 1.1.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.