Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.81
Liaison Michael Mendoza
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Houston
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 2.00 Michael Mendoza
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 115 115
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,239 4,932
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 1, 2016 Aug. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2011 Aug. 31, 2012

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):

That was the baseline that Environmental Health and Life Safety provided.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
5.86

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.20

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 University of Houston employs a number of health and safety initiatives through various departments and policies. Environmental Health and Life safety handles the majority of these initiatives and safety training including: respiratory protection, chemical hygiene, asbestos, fall protection, ergonomics and many other initiatives. Employees also complete an annual training.


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