Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.27
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Manitoba
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.06 / 2.00 Christie Nairn
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 52 64
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,938 5,782
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

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

The baseline was maintained from the 2015 STARS submission. The 2012 year was the first year recorded on WHS reports.

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:

In 2011 the University updated their revised Health and Safety Policy. The policy underscores the University's commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for staff, students and visitors and clarifies that the responsibility and accountability for health and safety is an integral part of the duties of supervisory staff at all levels, including the senior executive.

Specific Procedures have been adopted under the Health and Safety Policy. The latest Procedures are available on the University Governance page.

The Introduction to Health and Safety Programs at the University of Manitoba presentation provides an introduction to the safety and health programs in place at the University of Manitoba. Individuals may work through it at their own pace and complete the acknowledgement at the end of the presentation. The information provided is general in nature, and highlights many of the programs in place. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all elements of the program. Specific work areas have specialized required training programs.

Front-line staff actively participate in health and safety matters through Health and Safety Committees at the University and assist supervisors in recognizing and responding to workplace safety and health issues.

The Environmental Health and Safety Office provides a variety of training seminars and workshops to U of M staff and students.

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

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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.