Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Rice University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 2.00 Amy Griffiths
Sustainability Intern
CEVE
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 8 102
Full-time equivalent of employees 3026.67 3063.74
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.00 0.03

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 July 1, 2012 July 1, 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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
92.06

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
0.26

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:

Rice University's Environmental Health and Safety department works to create a safe workplace by providing all staff with safety equipment and hosts a variety of training sessions. All laboratory staff and users are required to go through specific laboratory safety trainings that aims to teach users about hazards in the laboratory. This training is required within the first 30 days of new work practices. In addition to the general safety training, all users are also responsible for training courses in biosafety and bloodborne pathogens, radiation safety and laser safety and must repeat these trainings annually.


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