Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 2.00 Kelli O'Day
Assessment Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

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

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

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

The Principles of Safety adopted by UC Davis defines the vision, mission and values for promoting a culture of safety within UC Davis community. As stated in the Principles of Safety, UC Davis is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its community with the ultimate goal of providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors by implementing policies and procedures that protect people, facilities and resources.

Our safety and health professional staff in UC Davis Safety Services take the lead in driving UC Davis towards achieving this goal by:

• Promoting individual and organizational responsibility for the protection of people, animals, resources, and the environment

• Pro-actively managing emergency preparation and business/academic continuity

• Initiating and supporting safety-oriented policies, procedures, and processes (e.g.: Online unsafe condition reporting system)

• Fostering collaboration and partnership (e; Department level safety coordinators, Risk specific committees)

• Advocating risk awareness, prevention strategies, and financial recovery (e.g.: Department specific risk reviews, UC WorkStrong Program, testing and monitoring)

• Facilitating regulatory compliance

• Providing occupational health and injury care

• Delivering effective training programs (e.g.: comprehensive online training system)

• Embracing continuous improvement

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

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

To handle our Workers Compensation claims, we utilize iVOS, a claims administration system under contract through our insurance third party administrator, Sedgwick. Per the Department of Labor, we are required to report “recordable” injuries on an annual basis (OSHA reporting). UCOP completes this reporting on behalf of our campus by pulling information from the iVOS system. The # of incidents reported in this survey was taken from the OSHA 300A 2021 report field titled Total "Injury and Illness Types".

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

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

Reporting period – Calendar Year 2021.

UC Davis recently became a designated National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health (TWH) Affiliate. This affiliation recognizes UC Davis for its efforts to advance the safety, health, and well-being of its workers. The goal of NIOSH’s TWH program is to prioritize a hazard-free work environment for all workers by holistically looking at employee health, well-being and safety, and designing programs capable of reducing work related injuries.

More information: https://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-recognized-its-holistic-efforts-reducing-worker-injury

Cora Ballek, student employee at the UC Davis Sustainability office, assisted in compiling this credit response.

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