Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Santa Clara University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 2.00 Sean Collins
Senior Director, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability
University Operations
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 23 29
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,462 1,405

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011

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

We have accurate data from 2011 to today.

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

Santa Clara University (SCU) has developed an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to comply with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (Cal-OSHA’s) General Industry Safety Order (GISO): CCR Title 8, Section 3203, “Injury and Illness Prevention Program”. The regulation requires the development of a program to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. The purpose of this program is to establish a procedure that will help ensure the health and safety of SCU employees. This program also provides a process for reporting injuries, illnesses and incidents if they occur and the necessary steps for preventing reoccurrences. A primary focus of our program is to identify potential hazards on campus before an injury/accident occurs and assess their risk and implement control measures as necessary. All SCU employees are trained on this process as new hires. This includes how to prevent unsafe conditions, conducting workplace inspections, how to report accidents/injuries/near misses, supervisor and employee responsibilities, accident investigation, etc. All new employees are also trained on our campus sustainability efforts and how they can support this initiative in the areas of waste minimization and energy conservation.

The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

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