Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 13 13
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,567 1,100
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, 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 baseline for workplace health and safey was first established in June 2008 to comply with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
29.80

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.83

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:

Mohawk College is committed to the provision of a safe and secure learning and working environment for all
students, staff and visitors.

The Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Department provides a wide range of professional and technical
services to achieve this by promoting and supporting health and safety activities to all levels of the college to help
supervisors and employees fulfill their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Services provided by the OHS Department include:

Promote safe work practices

Advise workplace parties on health and safety requirements

Support college Joint Health and Safety Committees

Interpret OHS Act and Regulations

Conduct accident/incident investigations

Support WSIB related return to work accommodations

Deliver and coordinate occupational health and safety training

Conduct ergonomic assessments

Conduct occupational hygiene monitoring (asbestos, noise, chemicals, indoor air quality etc…)

Investigate safety-related concerns

Coordinate hazardous waste disposal


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