Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 2.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

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

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
OSHA

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

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) bases its consultation services on established national standards and industry best practices. Several of those include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to name a few authorities we base our guidance on.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
88

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,558

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

An injured employee is required to report the injury to management as soon as it occurs. The injured employee completes four Workers Compensation forms. The supervisor completes a “Supervisor First Report of Injury” and if any witnesses, they will complete a “Witness form”.

The supervisor has 24 hours to complete the form from when he/she is first notified and the injured employee has 48 hours to complete the forms.

All W.Comp forms come to me and I file the incident electronically to State Office of Risk Management. SORM generates a claims number and assigns an adjuster.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
2.47

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