Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Akrivi Papadaki
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.56 / 2.00 Jacqueline Abel
Manager Health Safety & Wellness
Human Resources
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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?:
No

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
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A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

GBC has established a health and safety management system which includes the following components:
• Senior management ownership of the program – Director of Human Resources, Labour Relations and Health and Safety
• Staff to support and implement the program – Health, Safety and Wellness Manager, Disability and Accommodations Manager, and Health, Safety and Wellness Consultants
• Health and safety programs to identify and control hazards, prevent injuries and diseases, and promote a positive health and safety culture, some of which include:
– Health and safety commitment statement
– Workplace violence and harassment prevention
– Senior management engagement and accountability
– Health and safety awareness
– Workplace inspections
– Contractor safety
– First aid
– Emergency equipment
– Disability management and return to work
– Wellness
• Joint health and safety committees
• Annual review of the system against external standards or guidelines

The health and safety management system was last reviewed in 2019 and goals established for 2020.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
46

Full-time equivalent of employees:
1,453

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 :

GBC saw a total of 46 recordable incidents of work-related injuries or ill health in 2019. The breakdown of severity, is outlined below.

GBC has 3,818.60 FTEs including support, faculty and admin employees.

First Aid 24
Medical Aid 11
Lost Time 11

Incident data is tracked and calculated using three sources of information: Supervisor Accident Investigation Reports (SAIRs), online incident reporting (Perspective), and WSIB claim management.

Employees (and students) report work-related incidents to their supervisors. Supervisors investigate incidents, and complete a SAIR for each incident. Supervisors submit SAIRs to Health, Safety and Wellness for follow-up and tracking in Excel. In some cases, employees and students seek first aid for their injuries. Campus first aid responders provide first aid and document the incident details into Perspective, an online incident reporting system. The Disability and Accommodations department tracks lost time and medical aid claims in Excel. The College is currently exploring other online systems that will facilitate self-reporting, automated notifications, online follow-up and report generating.

Information about the occupational health and safety program can be found on the GBC intranet site, Insite: https://insite.georgebrown.ca/human_resources/ohs/accident.aspx

For more information, contact Jacqueline Abel, Manager of Health, Safety and Wellness, at Jacqueline.Abel@georgebrown.ca, and Roanna Moses, Manager of Disability and Accommodations, at Roanna.Moses@georgebrown.ca.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
3.17

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