Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Aaron Klemm
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 2.00 Julie Wong
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 64 85
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,172 5,118

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, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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

Usually we take the average of the past 5 years to establish the baseline. However, in 2009/2010 we went through a reduction in our workforce due to layoffs. We used 2012 as the baseline since our workforce numbers are similar to where they are now.

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

The Environmental Health and Safety Office collaborates with the campus community to provide consultation and training on occupational health and safety standards and the management of hazardous materials. Periodic inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with environmental health and safety standards. The EH&S office has been using Skillport, to administer and track online safety training. Skillport is an online learning tool with a complete catalog of environmental health and safety topics.

In an effort to reduce repetitive motion injuries we began offering Stretch Break software for our employees to download. Stretch Break is an ergonomic software program that helps prevent computer related injuries by gently reminding users to take periodic breaks while using their computers.

The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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