Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Berkeley
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.71 / 2.00 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 407 491
Full-time equivalent of employees 15,475 15,984
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016

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:

UC Berkeley's health safety initiatives include protocols on a wide range of work activities including forklift operation, ladder safety and fall protection.

Other wellness programs include:

Be Well at Work – Wellness Program, the worksite wellness program for faculty and staff coordinated by University Health Services, strives to create a healthy campus community and work environment through integrated programs and services designed to:

Provide faculty and staff with tools and skills for leading healthy lifestyles, preventing injury and illness and contributing to higher performance, morale and job satisfaction.

Build a healthy workplace that supports healthy lifestyles by making the healthy choice the easy choice.

The Wellness Program also offers a variety of programs, services, and events:

Workshops (and webinars) – healthy lifestyle, nutrition, cooking skills, diabetes prevention, and fitness

Know Your Numbers Health Screening

Berkeley Walks - Walking Group, pedometers at cost, online and paper tracking tools, walking events

UC Berkeley Wellness Ambassador Program, faculty or staff volunteers help create a culture of health within the department or work unit by promoting engagement in wellness programs, services and events.

Nutrition Services – Ask the Dietitian, Cook Well Berkeley

Wellness/injury prevention program for departments with high injury risks.

Breastfeeding Support Program

Healthy culture and environmental initiatives

KEYS Training: Creating a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

Wellness Workshops for Departments (15-30-minutes)

The Wellness Program is a collaborative partnership model including campus partners Environment, Health & Safety, Human Resources, Physical Education, Recreational Sports and Be Well at Work – Disability Management, Employee Assistance, Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Work/Life.

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

The data from this field were provided by Roy Berke at UC Berkeley's Health and Safety office.

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