Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.85
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Michigan State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 2.00 Kevin Eisenbeis
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 474 509
Full-time equivalent of employees 12,063 11,061
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.04 0.05

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
Baseline Year July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010

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 baseline performance year was adopted consistent with all the credits;  July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010.  the period was the launch of the Energy Transition Plan development and shortly after the first filing with STARS.  

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:

MSU Occupational Health provides medical assessment, monitoring, intervention, and evaluation to MSU employees related to their occupational risks. The office shares responsibility for the health and safety of the MSU community with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) .A long-term EHS goal is to divide campus into ""neighborhoods,"" each with designated EHS staff assigned. EHS already sees the benefits of dedicated safety staff assigned to Veterinary Medical Center, Cyclotron/FRIB, Radiology, Grand Rapids Research Center, IACMI, IPF, and RHS. A full-time, comprehensive, hands-on safety approach, facilitiating communications between EHS and campus units, is the most effective strategy to foster a culture of safety at Michigan State University.Additional Specialized Safety Coverage
EHS's animal handler safety officer handles occupational safety and compliance (campus-wide) for employees handling animals
Infrastructure Planning and Facilities has designated safety resources for IPF employees campus-wide
Residential and Hospitality Services has designated safety resources for RHS employees campus-wide.  A new training compliance system supports learning that reduces risks to health, safety, security, and legal liability as well as encouraging best practices in research, operations, and outreach.The new Learning Management System: Ability training system has replaced Saba effective Dec. 3, 2018.
About Weekly Manager Emails. We recommend the 2 min. new user video before you start. Follow with the manager page, if appropriate.Visit the EHS website to learn about their many training programs.

https://ehs.msu.edu/training.   a full list of available training is located at: https://ehs.msu.edu/training/course-list.html. IN addition, specialty courses are offered at times given the diverse types of work that occur within the campus; i.e. https://ehs.msu.edu/news/2018-09-24-wps-training.html.

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.