Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.81 / 2.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
29 CFR 1920 – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry standards

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
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Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
61

Full-time equivalent of employees:
12,168

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

The methodology that is used to calculate and track the number of recordable incidents of work- related injuries or illnesses for both campus’s is obtained on the claims platform ORIGAMI which is used to manage and adjudicate the University’s workers compensation incidents. The Origami claims platform tracks key claim components for each incident using the OSHA 300 and 300A form. The ORIGAMI platform allows the user to designate the incident as being either a recordable incident or a non- recordable incident based on the recordkeeping guidelines of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses as determined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
0.50

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The performance year for this credit is 2019 Calendar year as this is the time frame for which the organization reports this information to other entities. This is why the number of full-time equivalent employees is different than other years.

For question on this information please contact: Gwen Butler, Risk Management- Director, Environmental Health & Safety; gwen.butler@northwestern.edu

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