Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date June 24, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Alberta
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 2.00 Andrew Cooper
Lead, EHS System Planning and Development
Environment, 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 113 116
Full-time equivalent of employees 9,788.70 8,924.90
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 31, 2019
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2015

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):

The university defined a baseline year for our 2017 submission as the average of the three years previous to the performance year. The same baseline has been used for this submission.

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:


The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) department has been adjusting its offerings in response to a significant change to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act that occurred on June 1, 2018. High priority initiatives have focused on supervisory and worker EHS eLearning, violence and workplace harassment prevention, safety committee expansion and support, and risk-based, data driven inspection processes.


Contractors who would like to be eligible to work for Facilities & Operations (F&O) at the University of Alberta must meet health and safety pre-qualification requirements managed through a digital contractor management system. Before they are eligible to work for F&O at the University of Alberta, contractors are required to:

- Build a profile in in the online system
- Complete a safety pre-qualification questionnaire
- Submit supporting health and safety related documentation (including Workers' Compensation Board clearance letter and premium rate statement, health and safety manual, certificate of insurance) for review
- Attend the contractor safety orientation at the Facilities and Operations Health and Safety office

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


David Robson
Team Lead, Safety
Strategic Portfolio Services
Facilities & Operations

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