Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Amanda Whittingham
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.30 / 2.00 Leslie Selinger
Occupational Health and Safety Technician
Environment, Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 20 36
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,783 1,637.67
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 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, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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):

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:

In 2003, Fanshawe College created the Corporate Health and Safety Management System (CHSMS). The Health and Safety Management System provides the framework for the College and its subsidiaries, its Officers and Management, to demonstrate “due diligence” in managing health and safety issues.

Fanshawe has many initiatives in place to improve workplace health and safety.

The comprehensive Corporate Health and Safety Management System follows the principles set out in CSA Z1000. Once every 5 years, an external audit confirms conformance to the standard. Among other things, the CHSMS ensures active engagement by workers at all levels of the organization.

Current college practices include:
- Timely access to information relevant to CHSMS by having health and safety as a standing agenda item, face-to-face at staff meetings or individually, and health and safety board postings.

- Supporting worker participation by having:
- Self-registration for online training
- Open access to Environment, Health and Safety Services staff and SharePoint portal information.
- Training program feedback
- Online near miss reporting

- Workers being informed, consulted on, and given the opportunity to participate in all aspects of health and safety associated with their work, such as:
- Risk assessments
- Legal registries
- Development of Safe Operating Procedures
- Providing feedback to training
- Incident report submissions,
- Near miss suggestions, and
- Inspection.

WHMIS, Musculoskeletal Disorders Awareness, Health and Safety Awareness, and Incident Reporting are required for all staff. There is a suite of over 50 health and safety courses which are delivered to staff performing various tasks. Each course has course objectives, competency testing, feedback mechanisms and mandatory refresh frequencies.

Regular communications are used to help keep mindful of all hazards. These communication media include emails, safety talks and a calendar is produced every year that highlights common safety issues

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

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