Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.75
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Duquesne University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.44 / 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 15 34
Full-time equivalent of employees 2721 2888
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

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):

Institutional data was available for 2014. Moving forward, 2018 will likely be adopted as a baseline year as it will be the first year that Duquesne University has completed the STARS report.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
53.17

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.55

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:

All workplaces health and safety initiatives are publicly hosted on Duquesne University's website.

In order to comply with the ever-increasing demands of federal, state and local regulations, Duquesne University strives to offer a campus and workplace that is free of hazards. The Environmental Health and Safety Department complies with environmental, health and safety issues by using the following policies and procedures for the recognition, evaluation and control of safety hazards associated with work spaces and tasks.
-Asbestos Management Program
-Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Program
-Campus Waste Minimization Plan
-Confined Space Entry
-Contractor Safety and Health Plan
-Elevated Heights, Safety Program
-Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
-Facility Safety Inspection Procedure
-Fall Protection Program
-Fire Protection System Impairment Program (Red eTag)
-Forklift Safety Program
-Hazard Communication Program - Employee Right to Know
-Hearing Conservation Program
-Hot Work Program
-Ladder Management Program
-Lockout/ Tagout Program
-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program
-Pesticide Management Program
-Respiratory Protection Program


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