Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Sara McIntyre
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 2.00 Chris Smith
Environmental Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 11 35
Full-time equivalent of employees 712 615.41
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.06

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, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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):

2014 was selected as the baseline due to being the Performance Year in the prior survey.

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:

In 2016 the University started the Risk Management department to identify, analyze, and address the University's risks. A risk register was developed to categorize and prioritize the identified risks. A Director of Environmental Health & safety was hired to focus on reducing workplace injuries.

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

2017 FTE data is based on the total number of hours worked by all university employees divided by 2080 = (40 hours X 52 weeks)

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