Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Hope College
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 2.00 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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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:
A formal OHSMS program has not been adopted currently, but aspects of the OSHA-SHPM guidelines and ISO 45001 standard are utilized. Hope College has had a Health and Fire Safety Manager on staff since 2010. Our newest manager started in 2022 and has helped to continually improve our processes and procedures. A safety committee was formed in 2022 and regularly reviews accidents and injuries and ways to reduce them in the future.
The Health and Fire Safety Manager oversees the following aspects of a OHSMS: overall program management, safe work procedures and written instructions, health and safety training and instruction, identification of hazards and corresponding risk assessments, inspection of premises, equipment, workplaces & work practices, Investigation of incidents, coordinates the work of the joint health and safety committee, offers occupational health and safety programs, and audits the systems in place.
The Safety Committee reviews recent injury reports, reviews any emergency incidents and related communications, reviews safety policies (1 per month on average), assists in implementation of required training, including OSHA requirements, and discusses campus needed communications regarding safety.

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 :
A Hope College Accident Injury Report is filled out anytime there is an accident in which injury or the potential for serious injury could have occurred or did occur while working for Hope College.
All reported injuries are logged on spreadsheets and are classified as recordable, first aid, or near miss. This spreadsheet is used to track status of injuries, investigation progress, corrective actions, and to calculate counts and trends for the calendar year.

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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