Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Elon University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 2.00 Chris Fulkerson
Assistant Vice President, Assistant Professor
Administrative Services, Communications
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 21 14
Full-time equivalent of employees 1387 825
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 June 1, 2016 May 31, 2017
Baseline Year June 1, 2004 May 31, 2005

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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
10.78

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.51

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:

Elon has an active Safety Committee that is responsible for advising on matters of policy and procedure for safety issues on campus pertaining to several areas, including but not limited to, emergency response, disaster planning, accident reporting and workers compensation. The Committee has representatives from more than 10 departments, including Athletics, Construction and Physical Plant.
The Safety Committee has the following responsibilities:
•Members should attend all meetings and support all committee activities.
•To aid in the development of university safety policies.
•Committee should review and discuss accident reports that occurred during the previous month, as necessary.
•Review and select various safety training and motivational programs and make recommendations for their use to management.
•Investigate new equipment and processes for hazards.
•Assist staff in evaluating safety equipment such as clothing, protective devices, etc.
•Minutes should be kept for each meeting with a copy sent to each member. A review of previous meeting minutes should be made to check action on outstanding business.

In addition, university personnel complete a walk with SGA twice a year to gather student input on health and safety items, such as lighting. Building Managers also make regular inspections of buildings and submit work orders to correct unsafe conditions.


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