Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.04 / 2.00 Amy Myszka
Director Of Wellness And Work/Life Balance
Human Resources
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
No

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
The University at Buffalo complies with federal, state and local safety and health standards, which includes OSHA, New York State Department of Labor and Department of Health, and local Erie County standards.

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workplaces of federal employees, as well as most others. The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) regulates workplaces of New York State employees. UB has both. There are standards for biological and radiological materials provided by federal and state agencies. Hazardous materials regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
85

Full-time equivalent of employees:
6,904

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

There is a formal injury/illness reporting process, beginning with reporting to UB Police, and including contacting Human Resources, filing a report, and contacting the NYS Accident Reporting System.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
1.23

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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