Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.38
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Cornell University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.46 / 2.00 Timothy Fitzpatrick
Director, Occupational, Health, Safety & Injury Prevention
Environmental Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 315 292
Full-time equivalent of employees 9,708 10,769
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 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, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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):

There was a management change in the Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention (OHSIP) group in 2013. The January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014 baseline year was selected because this is the first full year of incident data under the new OHSIP Management. The baseline and performance year timelines align with Department of Labor record keeping requirements.

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:

The Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention (OHSIP) team is committed to a safe and healthful workplace for each member of the Cornell community. Our team develops and implements comprehensive and sustainable occupational safety and health programs university-wide to provide our employee safe work procedures and resources to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

The OHSIP team are stewards of several university-wide initiatives and programs, such as:

Our Occupational Safety Programs include; Confined Space, Contractor Safety, Crane and Hoist, Electrical Safety, Excavations, Fall Prevention, Hot Work / Welding, Injury & Illness Reporting, Lock/Tag/Verify, Mobile Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, Winter Safety, and Hand & Power Tool Safety Programs.

Our Occupational Health Programs include; Asbestos, Bloodborne Pathogens, Ergonomics, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Lead, Reproductive Health, Respiratory Protection, and Silica Programs.

Other OHSIP initiatives include; Injury reduction, Safety & Health inspections/consultation, Safety & Health training, industrial hygiene sampling/survey, incident investigation, and campus event audits. We are leaders in promoting a safe learning, working and living environment for the University through the integration of programs and services, we provide to faculty, staff and students.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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