Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.90
Liaison Pegah Djamzad
Submission Date Oct. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Simon Fraser University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 2.00 Melinda Skura
EHRS Advisor
Environmental Health and Research 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 47 59
Full-time equivalent of employees 2880.21 2581.33
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 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, 2007 Dec. 31, 2007

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 2007 baseline was adopted to keep consistent with SFU's 2014 STARS report.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
28.61

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.63

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:

At SFU, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), in consultation with a diverse group of university stakeholders, has developed an extensive array of health and safety policies, programs, procedures, and training activities. These set the foundation to ensure compliance with the federal, provincial and municipal legislation and standards that guide SFU’s operations and activities. Joint Health & Safety Committees are in place and consist of worker and management representatives. There are 12 committees and they each meet monthly to discuss and review safety initiatives and the effectiveness of existing safety programs. The committees are also responsible for performing inspections of the workplace and participating in incident investigations.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note: The reported cases are cases reported to the Provincial WorkSafeBC. These are the number of accepted cases each year. Furthermore, the reported cases include injuries reported by third party contractors such as dining, janitorial and construction staff working at SFU while the full-time equivalent numbers used throughout this reporting process do not include third-party contractors.

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.