Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.47
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Portland State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.82 / 2.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus 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 41 40
Full-time equivalent of employees 2758 2504
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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):

Most recent year data was available. We adjusted baseline from previous years submissions. In the past we reported headcount, so we corrected for FTE


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
6.94

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.49

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:

PSU's Environmental Health and Safety department manages a variety of workplace health and safety programs and initiatives, including OSHA-required programs, safety trainings, ergonomics assessments and support, indoor air quality evaluations and more. Workers from across campus are engaged in monitoring and advising on health and safety programs through the Campus Safety Committee. Committee members represent the major activities and operations on campus, and include union represented employees and management-level employees. The Committee is tasked with reviewing safety incidents on campus, conducting safety inspections, and directing feedback on campus health and safety issues to campus administration


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by the office of Human Resources.

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