Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 2.00 Sonya Williams
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 3 14
Full-time equivalent of employees 643 593
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.00 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, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
80.24

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.47

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:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is dedicated to providing a safe work environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The Colleges, through strict compliance with local, state and federal environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations, ensures the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff and students.

A Safety Committee and a Chemical Hygiene Committee, made up of key staff members from departments including Human Resources, Campus Safety, lab sciences, Recreation, and Buildings & Grounds, meet on a monthly basis and help keep the community apprised of any EHS issues at the Colleges.

The Colleges promote and communicate its EHS policies via the HWS website, posters distributed throughout campus, and electronic communications (email) to its employees and students.

Environmental, Safety and Health Policy: The Colleges have committed to follow the established EHS Policy endorsed by the Office of the President (Provost).

Safety programs/plans at Hobart & William Smith Colleges include:
Bloodborne Pathogens Program
Chemical Hygiene Plan (separate plans are in place for Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience and the Finger Lakes Institute)
Chemical Inventory - General Campus Buildings
Environmental, Health and Safety Program
Hazard Communication Program
Personal Protective Equipment Program


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