Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
OSI
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

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

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
ISO 45001

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
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Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
807

Full-time equivalent of employees:
16,664

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

Emory University recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship and commitment to occupational health and safety. In doing so, an integrated environmental, health and safety management system has been implemented to meet this goal. A management system is a proven framework for managing and continually improving an organization’s policies, procedures and processes. Emory University’s EHS-MS is built around the ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and CWA 15793 standards and the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” model. A fundamental part of an integrated management system is the comprehensive and systematic control of all documents including policies, procedures, training, records, reports, permits and all other relevant information. Implementing an EHS-MS can result in business, environmental and occupational benefits.

Recordable incidents collected are reported to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employees submit reports of injuries or incidences. A team of nurse practitioners review and then follow up with the person making the report, when it is determined if the incident is work-related during a normal course of business, based on the activity or injury occurred. Recordable incidents utilize OSHA definitions, and outside legal counsel is consulted if needed.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
4.84

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