Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
0.85 / 2.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 59 63
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,488 3,231
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 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, 2008 June 30, 2009

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):

2009 is the year RIT established a formal RIT Safety Management Team that reviews/tracks the injuries/illnesses for the three largest departments: Facilities Management Services, Dining Services, and Housing. In 2009, RIT started to collect and track reliable injury and illness data via a comprehensive worker compensation form that is completed for all occupational injuries and illness. Extensive training was provided to supervisors on the worker compensation process/completion of the forms.

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:

RIT is committed to ensure the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors while they are on RIT's campus. The Environmental Health and Safety Department is charged with developing and implementing programs to ensure this health and safety, while being compliant with federal, State and local regulations/requirements. Through program implementation (including proper training) and health and safety awareness, RIT faculty, staff, and students should feel confident that they are working and learning in a safe and healthy environment.

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

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