Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

East Carolina University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 2.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

The ECU Office of Environmental Health and Safety operates in collaboration with the Office of Prospective Health, university committees, and the campus community to provide policies, education, program management, and consultative services than support the mission of the University while continuously improving the safety, health and sustainability of the campus environment.

Our MISSION is to achieve safety and environmental excellence through a process of continuous improvement which relies upon dedication to customer service, community outreach, leadership, education, emergency preparedness, program management, empowerment and professionalism.

Our VISION is to move the University community to the highest level of Safety, Health, Emergency and Environmental Management by the integration of these practices into the core values of the University culture.

In serving this mission and vision, we are committed to the following “Statement of Values.”

- Promote and encourage safety and environmental compliance among all members of the campus community through leadership, honesty and integrity.

- Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards by following all state, ECU, and other applicable policies and standards; maintain confidentiality of both personal and business information except when required by law or when overriding health and safety considerations exist.

- Be fair and consistent with all members of the campus community, regardless of their organizational standing, while still upholding and supporting applicable laws and policies.

- Facilitate and promote open communication; be respectful, courteous and sensitive while being assertive; communicate factually and effectively to build trust and unity; provide supportive feedback and avoid rumors, gossip and personal criticism.

- Enhance credibility through continuous improvement, responsiveness and accuracy; improve knowledge and skills through training, education and networking.

- Achieve and maintain competency in the practice of the profession and perform professional services only in area of competence.

- Be loyal to ECU and the EH&S Team in meeting university goals and supporting her mission with a spirit of teamwork; avoid circumstances where a compromise of professional judgment or conflict of interest may arise.

- Strive to make this the best EH&S program and exceed customer expectations at every opportunity; be trustworthy, reliable, persistent, efficient and hardworking.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

All work-related incidents are reported to Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) as they occur. EH&S administers the University’s workers’ compensation program and directs medical treatment for injured employees. Incidents are evaluated to determine OSHA recordability and documented on the OSHA 300 log. The OSHA 300A Summary is generated annually for each location and posted in accordance with OSHA requirements.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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

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