|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety
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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:
A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
The Occupational Safety Specialist (OSS) administers all OSHA-required plans and policies. Aspects include record-keeping, training, surveillance, review and revision. Training is conducted with a blend of online and in-person content. Plans are published on the Human Resources OSS website and in print form in key offices. The OSS chairs a Safety Committee which meets on a monthly basis. The OSS and/or designee investigates and documents all reportable employee injuries and illnesses. All records are maintained by the OSS in the Human Resources Office.
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 :
The Occupational Safety Specialist (OSS) maintains the OSHA 300 Log, which is used to document recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health, along with Injury and Illness Reports for each incident. The OSS investigates and documents all reportable injuries and illnesses.
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:
Our policies and practices are based on industry-wide best practices and encompass standards from OSHA, ANSI, AIHA, NSF, NFPA, NRC, and ACGIH, to name a few. We have studied extensively the contents of ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012, and there is a lot in there that we do, but we have not formally adopted it or received certification/ accreditation to that effect.