Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 2.00 Phillip Thompson
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 37 20
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,331 1,169
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 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):

The baseline year was adopted to so that it was comparable to other baseline data for the STARS report.

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:

Seattle University health, safety and environmental protection activities are supported by two credentialed safety professionals, a five member work-group representing campus-wide interests and two executive sponsors.

The two safety professionals provide support and technical services for protecting SU’s environmental liabilities, regulatory oversight for programs/departments with regard to identifying and managing the disposal of hazardous wastes; developing and managing pollution control strategies and monitoring issues and determining their impacts on current and future operations.
The EHS team is also responsible for providing a number of environmental and consulting services to our campus community. Services include the following:
• Coordinate emergency response to spills of hazardous materials and environmental release hazards
• Provide waste pick up of hazardous chemicals and biological wastes
• Maintain and manage appropriate service contracts and service agreements
• Provide assistance to faculty, staff and students working with processes that generate wastes to apply source reduction and waste minimization practices
• Perform safety audits
• Conduct environmental sampling (Asbestos, Mold, Lead and Indoor Air Quality Investigations)
• University wide environmental reporting and documentation for a number of regulatory agencies like WA State Department of Ecology/USEPA/USDOT/NIH OBA
• Provide direction, consultation, and training for the safe use, handling and storage of biological and chemical materials in the research, academic, and facilities operations

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

Our SU Health and Safety contact can be reached at promotesafety@seattleu.edu.
Public Safety actively encourages incident reporting through a centralized mechanism and has engaged in additional educational outreach to the campus community.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.