Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

South Dakota State University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.05 / 2.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 198.33 209
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,887 1,885
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.11 0.11

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year June 30, 2016 July 1, 2019
Baseline Year June 1, 2013 June 1, 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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
5.20

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
10.51

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:

Safety Training or briefings, including the first report of injury, tornado drills, fire drills, communicating where the nearest AED devices, fire extinguisher, first aid kits, tornado shelter locations and emergency phone numbers. Also available is active shooter classes for employees to attend.

Environmental Health & Safety can provide training on chemical hygiene, radiation, and fire extinguisher use. EHS also encoruages workplace health & safety.

For laboratory type of hazardous materials, everyone who works with or works around hazardous materials (including radiation) are required to take a class offered by the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These numbers do not include students, guests, or employees of contractors.
Numbers do include minor (first-aid level) injuries.

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.