Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Chris Frantsvog
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Luther College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 2.00 Matthew Bills
Associate Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
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 17 21
Full-time equivalent of employees 447 568
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.04 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
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):

The oldest OSHA data set we have access to is from calendar year 2007 so we are using that as our baseline.

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

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

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:

Luther College had 17 recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Luther College has a Risk Management and Safety Committee that meets every other month. This committee is chaired by our Director of Budgeting and Internal Controls, draws representatives from all across campus (including faculty and staff, exempt and nonexempt), and is tasked with promoting safe work practices, protecting health, minimizing safety risks, and reducing any negative effects to the environment. We encourage employees to report every accident, however small, and to report any safety risks that they see. We are proud to have an extremely low workers compensation insurance mod ratio that reflects the safety of our campus and saves our institution money.

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

The college changed the way it reported FTE starting in 2008, which is why the 2007 baseline number is high compared to the reporting year number. We would score higher in this category if these FTE numbers had been calculated the same way.

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