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Overall Score
Liaison Tavey Capps
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Duke University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tavey Capps
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 147 213
Full-time equivalent of employees 8,764 7,746

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

The 2007 Baseline was chosen because it was the farthest year back that we could gather good, reliable data.

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

Duke values its staff and strives to provide safe work and a safe work environment. The health and safety of every staff member, patient, student, visitor, and the environment are primary considerations in Duke's continuous efforts to eliminate or reduce conditions and behaviors that could result in injuries or illnesses. Duke is committed to the principle that such a safety culture will help maintain staff member health, increase productivity, minimize lost work time, and reduce costs.

Duke also encourages its staff to maintain and maximize their health because doing so improves personal well-being, reduces health care costs, and enhances overall work performance. Duke provides low cost and no cost services through LIVE FOR LIFE®, Duke’s employee health promotion program.

As part of its health and wellness services, Duke also offers staff a confidential employee assistance program, Personal Assistance Service, that provides a confidential assessment of the problem or difficulty and gives short-term counseling and referral to staff and their immediate family members at no cost.
Section Policies
Substance Abuse
Criminal Drug Conviction
Pre-placement Health Reviews
Periodic Health Review
Pre-placement Substance Abuse Screening
Work-Related Injury/Illness
Workers Compensation
Returning to Work from a Work-Related Injury/Illness
Workplace Violence
Prohibited Weapons

The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information regarding the illnesses reported this past year to OSHA can be found at

Information regarding the illnesses reported this past year to OSHA can be found at

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