Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.00
Liaison Kevin Moran
Submission Date May 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drake University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 2.00
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 31 26
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,086 993
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, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
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):

This was one of the earliest dates available from Drake EHS Director.

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:

Drake University is committed to maintaining a model Environmental Health and Safety program for its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and surrounding community. Drake strives to foster a strong safety culture and promote environmental responsibility among stakeholders and at all University facilities.

In the continuous pursuit of this goal, all members of the University community should comply with all environmental health and safety laws and regulations by implementing current, best practices within their work areas which promote a healthy and viable environmental health and safety culture.

As an Institution, Our Guiding Principles are:
-Every member of the community has a critical role in their own safety and the safety of those around them.
-Environmental health and safety concerns are an integral aspect of all operations and functions.
-Drake promotes and practices environmental responsibility.
-Members of the Drake community strive to minimize air and water emissions, as well as waste generation.
-The University shares examples of excellence in environmental health and safety with other institutions and surrounding communities.
-The institution provides education to maximize safe work practices and minimize the potential for injury or loss.
-Drake endeavors to create and sustain an environment of positive collaboration among faculty, students, staff, environmental health and safety specialists, facility services, and public safety. By working together, they will identify environmental health and safety issues and find acceptable solutions to problems.

The University will promote responsibility for maintaining environmental health and safety by integrating Environmental Health and Safety policy into relevant planning and decision-making processes. These include establishing management policies, programs, procedures, and practices that identify and address health and safety risks.

Drake University works diligently to assure that all employees are safe in the workplace. Drake participates in many Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulatory compliance programs and has dedicated personnel to assist with compliance.

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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