Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Sonya Williams
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Human Resources
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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:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910 (29 CFR 1910)

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

Below is a listing and brief description of all HWS written OSHA programs and plans:
1. Emergency Preparedness Program – 29 CFR 1910.38: Provides safe
procedures to follow in the event of an emergency such as a fire, chemical spill,
medical emergency, etc.
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is available at the Campus Safety Office and
on line at HWS/Student Life/ Campus Safety/Emergency Planning and
Preparedness (www.hws.edu/studentlife/planning).

2. Chemical Hygiene Plans – 29 CFR 1910.1450: Provides safe procedures for
working with chemical hazards in the laboratory. Individual Chemical Hygiene
Plans (CHPs) have been developed for the Chemistry, Biology, Geoscience and
FLI Departments.
The Chemical Hygiene Plans for each department are located within the
department and on the HWS HR website.

3. Hazard Communication Program – 29 CFR 1910.1200: Provides safe
procedures for working with chemical hazards, as well as information on safety
data sheets (SDSs) and container labeling. The Hazard Communication Program
applies to all faculty and staff that do not apply to the Chemical Hygiene Plans for
the Chemistry, Biology, Geoscience and FLI Departments.

4. Personal Protective Equipment Program – 29 CFR 1910.132: Provides
information on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) required to
protect exposure to chemical and physical hazards.

5. Bloodborne Pathogens Program – 29 CFR 1910.1030: Provides safety
procedures for those personnel providing first aid/CPR and medical services (as
part of their job) to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
The Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment and Bloodborne
Pathogens Programs are available at the Campus Safety Office, Human
Resources Office and on the HWS HR website.

The following additional plans apply to operations at the Colleges, but not performed by
faculty or staff of the Colleges. These operations are conducted, as applicable, by
Buildings and Grounds (B&G) and incorporated as part of their EHS programs (this list is
not inclusive).
1. Respirator Protection Program
2. Hearing Conservation Program
3. Lockout/Tagout Program
4. Confined Space Entry Program
5. Powered Industrial Truck Program
6. Fall Protection Program
7. Asbestos Management Plan
8. Lead Safety Program

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 :

If an employee suffers a work-related injury or becomes ill due to working on campus they are expected to immediately report the incident to their supervisor and/or Human Resources immediately. If the supervisor receives the report, the supervisor must immediately contact Human Resources. The form to fill out can be found here: https://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/Safety%20Programs/HWS_accident_injury_report.pdf

Human Resource will then work with Campus Safety and the HWS Safety Committee to review the cause of the accident an implement any improvements to prevent it from happening in the future. All incidents are tracked and recorded by Human Resource for reporting.


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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