Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 2.00 Quinn Duffy
University Sustainability Officer
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management standard

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

Key components include the following:
1. Policies (adopted by President) – Safety Policy, Safety Training Policy, Risk Assessment Policy
2. Workplace Inspection Program – Performed by EHS personnel to reduce the risk of occupational injuries and illnesses by identifying unsafe and unhealthy conditions and providing the opportunity for such hazards to be abated before injuries or illnesses occur. Periodic facility/site inspections also provide an opportunity to verify compliance with applicable regulations and established workplace safety standards.
3. Laboratory Self Audits – Performed by Laboratory Personnel to identify hazardous conditions and ensure a safe working environment.
4. Multiple Program Areas that include site specific plans to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local standards. Please refer to the EHS website for more details.
a. AED Program
b. Aerial and Scissor Lift Program
c. Animal Research Program
d. Biomedical and Hazardous Waste Program
e. Biosafety Program
f. Chemical Hygiene Program
g. Compressed Gas Program
h. Confined Space Program
i. Contractor Safety Program
j. Controlled Substance Program
k. Electrical Safety Program
l. Environmental Protection Program
m. Ergonomics Program
n. Eyewash and Safety Shower Program
o. Fire Safety Program
p. Food Safety Program
q. Fume Hood Program
r. Hazard Communication Program
s. Hearing Conservation Program
t. Hot Work Program
u. Indoor Air Quality Program
v. Insider Threat Program
w. Workplace Inspection Program
x. Ladder Safety Program
y. Laser Safety Program
z. Lock Out Tag Out Program
aa. Machine Guarding Program
bb. Marine Safety Program
cc. Medical Surveillance Program
dd. PPE Program
ee. Powered Industrial Truck Program
ff. Radiation Safety Program
gg. Respiratory Protection Program
hh. Risk Assessment Program
ii. Shipping Program (DG &HM)
jj. Spill Response Program
kk. Training Program
ll. Vehicle Safety Program
mm. Working Environments Action Plan

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 :


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:

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