Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 2.00 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
"---" 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:

SU does not have a system on campus specifically designed around OHSMS.

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 :

Source for the numbers of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health: OSHA’s Form 300 data.

The department of Public Safety uses a Case Management system for all of SU's incident reports, including occupational injuries. The system provides reporting/documentation and tracking mechanism for incidents on campus. Accident and injury Incidents are reviewed for safety concerns by a university safety committee managed out of Facilities. Reports for occupational injuries are forwarded to HR who manages those claims.

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:

Reported number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health above is for calendar year 2019 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019). For "FTE" equivalent of employees," (above), we used the FY19 data as used in the "PRE-5 Academics and Demographics" credit in this STARS report: 1,328.0

The University has Occupational Health and Safety policies. 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. Annual safety walks with each building representative are conducted to ensure safety practices are being followed. Annual Fire extinguisher inspections are conducted by a certified tech. The university maintains standards and re-certifications of all our life safety systems across campus. These actions are designed to help ensure a safe campus and prevent accidents.

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.