Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 2.00 Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 26 43
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,322 1,110
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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):

We chose the 2008 baseline because that is the baseline of the Campus Environmental Health and Safety Report.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
49.23

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.97

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:

The EH&S Office conducts formal and informal safety inspections throughout the year and corrective action for unsafe situations is promptly implemented. To encourage employee participation, safety teams have been established to focus on specific areas such as laboratory safety, driver and pedestrian safety, and confined space safety. The campus also has a formal Off-The-Job Safety Program. For occupational injuries and illnesses, employees are required to report all incidents in a timely manner. The EH&S Office promptly investigates all reported injuries and illnesses, and appropriate corrective action is implemented whenever it is necessary.


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

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