Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Elizabeth Masuen
Submission Date April 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Metropolitan Community College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 14 19
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,211.10 1,316.10
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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):

2012 was adopted as the baseline as that was the first year we had complete safety data including all incidents and claims. Additionally, it was a standard weather year without any uncommon weather patterns that would have caused an increase or decrease in the average number of incidents.

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:

Workplace Health and Safety initiatives continuing for the foreseeable future include:
- MCC received a Safest Company Award – 5 Years from the National Safety Council, Nebraska.
-Coordinated the hazardous materials inspection and abatement activities associated with the Kessler property demolition effort under the Fort Omaha Campus expansion project.
-Coordinated Skid Steer, Scissor Lift, and Aerial Lift Train-the-Trainer Training for future employee as well as potential student training purposes.
- Certified 23 additional employees to operate forklifts.
-Developed an injury prevention plan based upon a historical injury trend data evaluation.
-Developed and disseminated an Employee Identification Questionnaire for the purpose of understanding current practices and gauging our employee perception of implementing a process requiring a visible means of identification with electronic access control. This is expected to be beneficial during emergency situations as well as access control/monitoring and within interpersonal communication.
-Participated on the Best Practices subgroup of the Student Success Committee and HLC Persistence & Completion Super Group. Our subgroup developed a process for piloting and recording new efforts. This will enable the College to track the details and effectiveness of efforts for future reference.
-Updated our Workplace Safety Training videos to include closed captioning.
-Worked closely with the Applied Technology Center on preparation for the safety aspect of the certification through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) associated with the Auto Collision Program area.
-Coordinated the annual hazardous chemical waste purge.
-Based off of a hazardous chemical waste assessment, the College has been working with the Horticulture Program at the Fort Omaha Campus to comply with regulatory measures under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
-Implemented measures to remove special characterized biohazardous waste from the Medical Programs at the South Omaha Campus.
-Customized and tested a process for chemical inventory tracking and labeling.
-Conducted frequent safety walkthroughs of the construction site at the Fort Omaha Campus associated with the expansion project.
-Enhanced safety signage within multiple program areas across the College.
-Expanded the internal forklift training for the community under several different grants.
-Purchased and installed applicable safety equipment and signage for new locations (e.g., Central Stores and Mastercraft Fab Lab).
-Increased AED coverage throughout the College.
-Became a certified facilitator under the DACUM Process (i.e., Developing a Curriculum). This enables a more thorough job analysis that helps to determine employee needs, such as training.
-Implemented a monthly departmental vehicle inspection process.
-Continued internal ergonomic assessments, new hire safety orientations, ongoing safety training, and inspection/corrective measure efforts.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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