Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.87 / 2.00 Tom Jacobson
Environmental Health & 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 140 170
Full-time equivalent of employees 6,670 6,338
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

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):

Florida State University is a public sector employer and is not subject to OSHA reporting requirements. Performance of Environmental Health and Safety injury rates are provided on a statewide level for State Agencies and Universities by the Florida Department of Financial Services. All agencies are compared to the statewide average and an injury rate is developed based on the number of injuries (requiring medical treatment) per 100 FTE’s for each agency. These rates are calculated and distributed to agencies on a semi-annual basis. Additionally, the State of Florida has developed Loss Prevention Standards that agencies must comply with and are audited against at a minimum of every 5 years.

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:

All employees at Florida State University complete new employee orientation training and ongoing training that provide opportunities for employees to advise on health and safety programs. Employees are encouraged to report unsafe acts/conditions and near misses to supervisors, Health & Safety staff, either directly or anonymously through an online reporting tool and the University ethics hotline.
Programs administered by the Environmental Health and Safety Department are as follows.
• Biological Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Building Code
• Laboratory Safety
• Chemical Safety
• Radiation Safety
• Environmental Compliance
• Risk Management & Insurance
• Fire Safety


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

To note, the number of FTEs reported by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety is generated by the Budget Office. The Budget Office calculates the number of FTEs from OMNI payroll information for all employees. The value returned for the reporting period is 9,263 FTE employees. This number is reported to the Florida Department of Financial Services for insurance premium determinations.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.