Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.82 / 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 72 289
Full-time equivalent of employees 19,734 9,724
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.00 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, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018
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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
87.72

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.36

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:

CSU's Office of Risk Management and Insurance manages an ergonomics program to prevent ergonomic- related injuries through education and evaluation, as well as seek to minimize inefficiencies, improved productivity, and increase employee health. In FY19, they evaluated 170 individuals in office workspaces, and using the Ergonomic Program's Matching Fund Program, worked with 18 employees and their departments to purchase office ergonomics equipment (such as height adjustable tables, ergonomic chairs, etc.) that likely would not have been purchased without the matching funds (cost sharing) program. The Matching Fund Program offers funding up to $500 per employee. The office also performed 32 non-office (industry) ergonomic risk assessments resulting in changes in the workspace, such as longer handled toilet brushes in the student center to reduce workers back and shoulder pain.

Additionally, The Office of Risk Management and Insurance provides over 200 AED's all over campus and provides AED training and CPR certification for the campus community. For more information: http://rmi.prep.colostate.edu/aedcpr/ and http://rmi.prep.colostate.edu/ergonomics/

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. The information was provided by the Office of Risk Management and Insurance and was taken from CSU's permit filings with the Division of Workers compensation.

This number 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.

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.