Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Oberlin College
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.82 / 2.00 Bridget Flynn
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 21 8
Full-time equivalent of employees 2387 2140

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, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

The Environmental Health and Safety Officer does not use an established baseline. The current health & safety officer began her post in 2008 so that is the year that was chosen.


A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

The college has a full time employee to manage health, safety and environmental compliance. Duties include air permitting; hazardous, non-hazardous and universal waste management; environmental agency reporting requirements. Safety responsibilities include accident prevention and investigation; OSHA recordkeeping and reporting; employee training; facility fire code compliance inspections; insurance inspection corrective actions; investigating employee concerns; facilitating two campus safety committees, hazardous materials in demolition and renovation activities; asbestos, lead and mold projects; chemical inventory oversight; PPE and equipment purchases and calibrations; radiation safety. Health initiatives include investigating employee concerns and air quality issues, medical program monitoring. Emergency preparedness programs and training.

There are two campus safety committees. One committee represents the various unions present on campus. The second represents members of the arts and sciences which have unique issues with regard to EHS. Employees normally contact their union representatives or members of the various committees to bring up issues. Employees also contact the EHS office directly.


The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

Workplace injury and occupational disease case data are reported for all employees. Instead of using a FTE number that only included non-student staff, this FTE number is an averaged number of the total number of employees tabulated each month divided by 12. This number includes student workers.

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.