Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Emerson College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 2.00 Alan Bowers
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 8 7
Full-time equivalent of employees 846 594
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, 2017 Jan. 1, 2015
Baseline Year Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2015

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 baseline was adopted to reflect Emerson's current size, both in terms of number of buildings and number of employees.

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:

Emerson College
Safety Committee Overview

The Safety Committee’s primary goals are to identify, educate and develop safety initiatives, procedures, and adoption of best practices to reduce, mitigate or eliminate safety risks. Virtually the entire Emerson Community has a representative on the committee as follows:

Human Resources
Emerson Police
Health and Wellness
Admissions and recruiting
Theater – Office of the Arts
Title IX
Dean’s Office
Emergency Management

The Safety committee meets minimally four times a year, in general the third month of every quarter.

The committee provided funding for the purchase of AED’s at 52 Summer (all floors), Paramount Theater, Visitor Center and Hemenway dormitory. In addition the committee purchased tournaket kits for every ECPD officer and is currently sponsoring narcan kits for all officers.

In addition to direct sponsorship of safety equipment, the committee is working on the following areas of risk:
CPR Training for student, staff and faculty
Safety Monitoring Program: Training and education on safe floor/building evacuation
Ergonomic assessments and mitigation of ergonomic issues
Emergency Management, including areas such an intruder alert, fire, natural disaster
Travel Tracker tool for international travel: Enables alerts and notifications, includes medical and evacuation services
Notification of worker compensation events and streamline process to report
Standardize reporting of risk incidents, modeled via Office of the Arts’ protocols
Safety week: Meet ECPD campaign

Recently, the college adopted to create risk committee to work in partnership with the Safety Committee. The committee’s primary purpose will be to identify emerging risks, identify best practices to mitigate risk and communicate with Sr. Mgmt with recommendations to reduce risk.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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