Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.61 / 2.00 Sandra Conrrad
Assistant Director, EH&S and RS
EH&S and RS
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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:
UCI follows Cal/OSHA, which is a state recognized regulatory body, and Federal OSHA, which is a nationally recognized regulatory body.

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

UCI has an OHSMS, known as the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) at UC Irvine.

The UCI Injury and Illness Prevention program (IIPP) (https://ehs.uci.edu/safety/sos/iipp-program.php) is composed of several elements:
-Scope of the program
-Responsibilities and Program Administrator
-How the University achieves compliance
-How the University communicates about matters pertaining to occupational safety and health
-How the University identifies, evaluates, and corrects hazards
-How employees can report incidents and injuries and how they are investigated
-How safety training is provided to employees and documented

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 :

UCI annually reports incidents of work-related injuries and illnesses using the CalOSHA Form 300A, per state requirements. The 2020 CalOSHA Form 300A is provided below as an attachment and is based on data using the annual average number of employees and the total hours worked by all employees. As shown in Form 300A, the annual average number of employees in 2020 was 15,232 and the total hours worked by all employees was 22,345,867 (See attache Form 300A). PRE-5 data was not carried over for this credit due to standard reporting procedures differing per CalOSHA requirements. The annual average number of employees (15,232) is the headcount of all main campus staff, faculty, and student employees; they do not report using FTE of employees nor is this information able to be extracted. This includes all employees - full time, part-time, temporary, seasonal, salaries, and hourly.

UCI uses the TRIR formula as provided by CalOSHA:

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) = Total number of recordable cases X 200,000/total hours worked by all employees

TRIR = 159 recordable cases X 200,000/22,345,867 hours worked = 1.4

All incidents are reported to the university through: Report an Injury, Safety Concern, Near-Miss, or COVID-19 Safety Concern (https://ehs.uci.edu/forms/report-injury/index.php) and reported to UCI Workers’ Compensation and EHS office. Incidents are determined to be recordable by the Workers’ Compensation office.

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:

Additional supporting information about Cal/OSHA and Federal OSHA:

Cal/OSHA – Cal/OSHA protects and improves the health and safety of working employees in California through setting and enforcing standards, providing outreach, education, and assistance, and issuing permits, licenses, certifications, registrations, and approvals.

Federal OSHA – With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1920, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safety and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.