Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.32
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 29, 2022

STARS v2.2

Iowa State University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 2.00 Richard McColley
Assistant Director
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 university funds an Environmental, Health, and Safety department comprised of forty health and safety professionals. The team anticipates, recognizes, and evaluates workplace health and safety hazards then develops custom safety management systems, tailored to the needs of the institution for the control of identified hazards. The university also funds an Occupational Medicine office staffed by four medical professionals capable of performing comprehensive medical surveillance of employees exposed to workplace health and safety hazards.

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 :

Employee injury reports are submitted by department representatives using a web-based, 3rd party risk management software solution purchased by the university. The software has been integrated with authoritative data sources for demographic and building/room information to simplify the reporting process. In addition, the solution has been customized to gather desired information, track follow-up investigations, and aid in the reporting of injury data to regulatory agencies and institution leadership.

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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