Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.58
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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Thompson Rivers University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 2.00 James Gordon
Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator
TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 15 30
Full-time equivalent of employees 979 961

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, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

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

Similar to why 2010 was adopted as the baseline year for the Grenhouse Gas Emissions question (OP-1), this year best reflects the start of sustainability initiatives at TRU which followed the establishment of the TRU Office of Environment and Sustainability. Furthermore, the campus also saw rapid and substantial growth between 2005 and 2010, so 2010 best reflects the changes factoring in that growth.

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

The following is aken from the TRU Safety and Emergency Management office's website: Safety and Emergency Management (SEM) - The aim of this web site is to allow you to see selected parts of TRU's Health and Safety Manual. The information on these pages is generic and is applicable to all areas of TRU. Safety matters/concerns that are specific to certain divisions of TRU are included in their own Safety Manual. All Safety Manuals are not identical - some are expanded to meet specific departmental requirements.
Departmental Safety Manuals are available to all Faculty and Staff. In addition, Student Representatives on departmental Safety Committees have access to their departmental Manual.
If there are questions resulting from these pages please call Health and Safety (local 5805 or 5139) to ask for clarification.
The Safety and Emergency Management Department is a division of the Human Resources Department. Offices are located in the Human Resources Building, accessed through the rear door and located in HR139.
In the area of Safety, the SEM office is currently we are working on the following:
• COR – Certificate of Recognition;
• Creating and updating Safe Work Procedures in the Trades dept.;
• Ongoing training programs – WHMIS, First Aid.
In the area of Emergency Management, the SEM office is currently we are working on the following:
• Writing Emergency Procedures including evacuations, active shooter/active threat, shelter-in-place (in the event of a hazardous materials spill), bomb threat, Business Continuity, etc.;
• Active Threat Training, Emergency Marshal training;
• Promotion of the Emergency Notification System, including creation of a mobile app;
• Table top and Full scale exercises to practice portions of the Emergency Plan.

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

The data for question 'Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases' is the same that is reported to WorkSafe BC within 72 hours of an incident (which meets WorkSafe BC's criteria).

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.