Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
1.69 / 2.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 96 289
Full-time equivalent of employees 15,780 9,724
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 Jan. 1, 2015 Jan. 1, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Jan. 1, 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):

CSU is not required to follow OSHA. Numbers provided are for workers compensation indemnity claims with loss dates within the calendar year. Indemnity claims are those claims where injured workers have missed time from work. Typically CSU’s policy year is August 1, 2016 – August 1, 2017


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
79.53

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.61

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 Services (EHS) is a professional multidisciplinary team. We promote environmental, occupational health, and safety services through education, consultation, monitoring and planning in response to present and future needs of CSU. Programs in EHS include:
• Fume hood certifications for employee safety
• Annual outdoor safety walks
• Perform at a minimum, annual building health and safety audits
• Lead and asbestos safety
• Radiation, large magnet and laser safety
• Chemical safety
• Test water quality
• Pool and spa safety
• One of the departments overseeing pest control and pesticide safety
• Food safety
• Child care and child camp safety
• Occupational health and safety
• Lightning prediction system
• University’s Emergency Operations Plan
• One of the departments Involved in special event safety
• Emergency response for hazardous materials
• Noise safety
• DOT safety


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The number used here is the total number of people employed on campus during the reporting year. This counts all positions regardless of hours. In addition, if there was turnover in a single position, each person to fill the position during the year is reported. So FTE listed in Institutional Characteristics is representative of the weighted average number of positions on campus, this number represents the total number of people employed by the university in a year. This reporting methodology is consistent with official reports and there is no way to create an apples to apples comparison to match the FTE in IC3.

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.