|Submission Date||May 1, 2014|
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety
Director of Sustainability Integration
Please enter data in the table below::
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||104||84|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||1352||1757|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2013||Dec. 31, 2013|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2007||Dec. 31, 2007|
A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:
We are using the year 2007 to be consistent with the rest of the STARS report. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety currently does not use a baseline year.
A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:
Middlebury College has a strong commitment to workplace health and safety. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety provides advice, guidance and resources to the Middlebury community on occupational safety and risk management. Education and training are key parts of our safety program. We use a comprehensive training matrix to ensure we meet both regulatory requirements and our own internal standards. Besides regulatory and job-specific safety training, we offer training on many topics, including safe driver training, ergonomics, fire prevention, and free on-site CPR/AED certification training for staff, faculty and students.
Part of Middlebury’s strong commitment to a safe working environment is emergency preparedness. Middlebury has established an Emergency Core Team, comprised of senior administrators. This team is responsible for emergency planning, preparedness and recovery. This core team has established an Emergency Planning and Preparedness Team, which provides support and resources during an actual emergency. Middlebury has a state-licensed first responder team made up of staff and student emergency medical technicians who are able to provide emergency medical services to both the campus and the community
The responsibility for Middlebury's safety culture is shared, and requires active commitment from all staff, faculty and students. We envision continuous improvements to our workplace health and safety program that take it well beyond regulatory requirements.
The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:
Middlebury employs dining services, retail operations, facilities services, Rikert Nordic Ski Center, and the Snowbowl Ski Area. Most of the injuries reported occur in facilities and dining. We are working on hazard prevention training and techniques with these groups to focus on injury prevention.
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.