Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Smith College
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 2.00 Larry Hunt
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 46 66
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,170.44 1,128.31

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

We have tried to constantly use 2005 as a baseline year while doing STARS.


A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

HR hosts monthly meetings with Meadowbrook to review all open claims.

HR hosted Desk Ergonomics FY13 with Terry Buckhout, Arden Pierce ( to teach stretching at the desk) and Barbara Pliska (computer aids to avoid injury).

Two specific initiatives for safety identified by HR in FY14

Scheduled Dining Services (Kathy Z) to perform training on the Hot boxes that carry food. Facilities staff are less familiar with these boxes and we had a few injuries. Patrick Diggins assisted in this with Terry Buckhout.

HR recommendation for Dining Services to purchase cut gloves after they had an influx in cuts with knives. Kathy Z. bought cut gloves as a result and implemented a strict policy for using the gloves. Almost all the injuries ceased at that point. Both initiatives were successful.

Ongoing - Desk Ergonomic assessment and needs performed by Terry Buckhout, coordinated by Avril Russell

January HR hosted an all-manager meeting for 263 and 211 and Meadowbrook

January - Laura Smiarowski held a safety meeting for managers of 211 and 263

On demand meetings with 211/263 directors and Rich Korzenowski on current cases.


The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:
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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.