Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Karen Schauwecker
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.54 / 2.00 Tatiana Sherrill
Safety Officer II
Center for 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 84 71
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,028 4,241
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 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, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017

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):

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:

SIU Carbondale enthusiastically supports the purpose and intent of the Illinois Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Program. As a conscientious employer, SIU recognizes and accepts its moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment. This includes investigating and addressing health and safety issues, monitoring potentially hazardous conditions and practices, providing adequate training and safety equipment as determined by applicable state and federal laws, and having information readily accessible covering any hazardous materials that are being used.
The University strives to play a leadership role in the community in its environmental stewardship, health protection and safety standards and in its compliance with laws and regulations relating to the environment, health and safety. The achievement of these goals is an objective for units at all levels of the institution. Employees and student are expected to be supportive of these goals in their University activities. Good environmental health and safety practices are the responsibility of each faculty member, staff member, student and visitor on the SIU campus. Responsibilities of different campus members can be found on page 5 of the Employee Safety Resource Handbook

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

The reported full-time equivalent of employees doesn’t match the IC 3 data, which is intentional. In IC3, we used the fiscal year data. However, when reporting the number of recordable workplace injuries on campus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics require calendar year data report practices. So, that is why fiscal year data is not used for workplace injuries. Instead, the calendar year data has been used.

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.