|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety
|0.97 / 2.00||
Please enter data in the table below:
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||93||106|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||6,649||6,071.30|
|Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee||0.01||0.02|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2015||July 1, 2016|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2005||July 1, 2006|
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):
2005-6 was the year prior to first year that Sondra S. the Physical Plant/EH&S Safety officer started working and when many of the safety initiatives were initiated.
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:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Physical Plant Safety Office implements the campus EH&S policies, programs, and practices as applicable to Physical Plant operations, which include Utilities, Grounds, and Building Maintenance.
The primary elements of the Physical Plant program include:
(2) Inspections/ Audits
(3) Accident Prevention/ Investigation
We take a pro-active stance which includes heavy emphasis on hazard awareness & assessment, as well as worker participation in all three of the above elements.
Within these general initiatives we may have specific initiatives at any given time. These may be a campus- initiative, or part of a nation-wide (OSHA) campaign. In 2014 these included “Ladder Safety”, “Motor Vehicle Safety”, and “Working in Laboratories”.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
This data comes from EH&S/Physical plant Safety Officer. The performance year data is from FY16. Incident numbers do correlate with the number winter storms.