Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 138 110
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,976 5,391.60
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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):

The Calendar Year 2012 was adopted as the baseline because EHS data is reported on a calendar year basis and it was within 3 years prior to the most recently available data needed to determine FTE employees in 2015.

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:

East Carolina University has an Environmental Health and Safety program designed for continual improvement of environmental health and safety performance including enhancement of the environment, minimization of workplace risks and reduction of the occurrence and cost of occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The University utilizes a variety of programs, policies and processes to support this effort. The continual improvement process includes initial planning, implementation of programs, policies and processes, monitoring performance of these activities, taking corrective actions, and management review of the system. The process is continuously repeated to systematically eliminate underlying causes of deficiencies to effect long-term solutions.

It is the goal of the University and its employees to ensure that our educational programs and all other activities protect and promote the health and safety of our students, employees, patients, campus visitors, and the environment. To achieve this goal, the University is committed to complying with all applicable safety and environmental regulations, accreditation requirements, and applicable consensus standards. ECU will also strive to protect and enhance the environment by pursuing environmental sustainability initiatives. Employees are encouraged to participate in all levels of the process including program and policy development, EH&S inspections and audits, EH&S training, job safety analysis and involvement in various EH&S committees. Employees are expected to communicate EH&S issues and concerns to their supervisor or EH&S management so they can be addressed through appropriate corrective processes.

The overall success of the safety and environmental programs depends upon the conscientious and collaborative efforts of faculty, management, supervisors, employees, and students. Faculty, management and supervisors are expected to demonstrate leadership through displaying proper attitudes and providing the necessary resources and supervision to conduct activities safely and to help ensure environmental compliance. Observing safety and environmental policies in the performance of their work and study is a fundamental and essential responsibility of every member of the campus community. Adequate time and necessary measures must be taken to perform every task and course of academic study in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, regardless of the importance or urgency of the activity. To emphasize the importance of this core value, safety and environmental compliance must be addressed in every employee evaluation to the degree relevant to their job responsibilities. In addition, safety and environmental compliance must be a component of the instruction within each academic program.

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:

Data Source: Phil Lewis, Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Data Source: Phil Lewis, Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety

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