Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Northern Arizona University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 2.00 Ellen Vaughan
Office of 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 55 128
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,185 2,995
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 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, 2015 Dec. 31, 2016
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):

We chose 2012 as the baseline because that was the first year we did an internal audit of our injury log populated by our reporting software. We did the same internal audit in 2016.

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:

The Environmental Health and Safety Department oversees the following programs:
asbestos, lead, and PCBs
biological safety
chemical hygiene and safety
confined space safety
environmental compliance
field safety
general safety
hazard communication
hazardous waste management
hearing conservation
import and export
industrial hygiene
laser safety
loss prevention topics
occupational health
online loss prevention training
minors in laboratories
respiratory protection

Dozens of other initiatives can be found at the link below.

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

Injury numbers provided by: Sarah Elizabeth Ells, Health/Safety Officer, Regulatory Compliance

FTE: http://nau.edu/PAIR/Quick-Facts/

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.