|Submission Date||March 30, 2020|
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety
|0.90 / 2.00||
Please enter data in the table below:
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||11||11|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||1,661||1,645|
|Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee||0.01||0.01|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||April 1, 2017||March 31, 2018|
|Baseline Year||April 1, 2015||March 31, 2016|
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 was consistent with the rest of the Operations credits.
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:
Seneca employees are engaged in monitoring health and safety programs mainly through Workplace Joint Health and Safety Committees (JHSC’s) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s). JHSC’s and HSR’s conduct monthly workplace inspections and quarterly meetings. JHSC members may also provide formal recommendations to management based on the employees and/or JHSC member observations. Employees may also report concerns such as Indoor Air Quality issues, slip and trip hazards directly to their immediate supervisors and/or the Seneca OHS Office. As per Seneca OHS-2.1.e.01 Occupational Health and Safety Communication Program, one or several of the following methods may be used to communicate Occupational health and safety information to the Seneca community:
• New employee orientation
• Safety talks
• In class and online training sessions
• Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee meetings and inspections
• Staff meetings (e.g. departmental HR staff meetings, faculty welcome back meetings);
• Health and Safety bulletin board
• Digitall display units across all campuses
• Electronic communication:
- E-mail: for example OHS policies, programs and training requirements may be e-mailed to all Seneca employees directly and also via links through SeneNews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Seneca Blackboard (my.senecacollege.ca): Approved Seneca OHS Policies, procedures, JHSC portals, etc. are posted on the Seneca Blackboard for the information of all employees
- MyPD training portal: This training portal is used as the main site for providing OHS and other mandatory trainings such as HS awareness training, WHMIS, fall safety, MSD awareness, AODA, safe manual material handling, etc.
- Cority OHS Software will be used to record incidents and communicate health and safety actions to supervisors and workers.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data sources are Seneca OHS Office and Disability & Accommodation Department Reports.