Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.96 / 2.00 Marcella Mullenax
Environmental Health Coordinator
Risk Management
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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:

JMU does not have an enterprise-wide OHSMS. Some components that are managed centrally for the entire university are employee injury/illness reporting, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and emergency response. Because the hazards are so variable between, and sometimes within, departments, OHS is largely decentralized. Training, safety committees, and hazard identification/mitigation are handled by individual areas. There are subject matter experts within Risk Management that assist with those activities and help guide the processes, but it’s ultimately owned by the respective department. The employees in Risk Management routinely perform audits of all types such as fire safety, lab safety (including chemical hygiene plans, radiation and biosafety), machine safety, shop safety (including Facilities Management), confined space entry, hot work, etc.

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 :

Employees report work-related injuries and illnesses electronically and the notifications are received by both Human Resources and Risk Management. Human Resources maintains the OSHA 300 log, tracks restricted days and days away from work, and annually publishes the 300A form. The Risk Management Incident Investigator investigates work-related incidents and provides information to HR, Worker’s Comp, and appropriate members of the university community, including departmental safety committees, if there are control/mitigation measures or improvements that need to be pursued following the incident.

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:

Additional documentation to support submission:

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health reported for January 1 to December 31, 2020.

Source of data: Marcella Mullenax, Environmental Health Coordinator, Feb 25, 2021. Completed by Essa Paterson, ISNW, February 26, 2021.

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