Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.64
Liaison Kimberly Post
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2022

STARS v2.2

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.37 / 2.00 Heidi Jaques
Assistant Director Human Resources
Human Resources
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

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

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
Saint Joseph's College has a dedicated Campus Safety Officer focused on all safety related initiatives for faculty, staff, and students. The Safety Officer works closely with Human Resources, Facilities, and Campus Security departments to ensure the environment is operating at an optimal level with regard to ergonomics, chemical, physical (structure and human aspect), and security related issues. This individual provides educational programming for faculty, staff, and students by providing guest speakers on various topics, articles in the monthly HR The Resource online newsletter, and overall awareness across the College campus.

Safety language is included in all job descriptions in the form of identifying the physical requirements of a role. In addition, the College includes a safety component as one of the eight SJC Performance Standard in job descriptions and in the annual performance evaluation process: "Ensures the safety of self by identifying hazards in the working environment, using and insisting on the use of proper ergonomic methods, complying with and insisting on the compliance to College safety policies and procedures, reporting the potential hazards, and promptly reporting work related injuries".

*Community First Campus / Pandemic Response System

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :
Most recently reported data from/by HR.
Manual tracking internally with reporting to MEMIC

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

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
MEMIC Reporting.


*Safe at Work-The Saint Joseph’s College 2020 COVID-19 Infectious
Disease Preparedness & Response Plan

The Plan aligns with The Occupational Safety & Health Administration of 1970 (OSHA, Infectious Disease Control), Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, federal/state/local mandates, and higher education industry practices.


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