|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
University of Massachusetts Amherst
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety
|1.37 / 2.00||
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:
A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
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 :
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a workers’ compensation program for state employees that are injured in the course of their employment. The program is administrated by the Human Resources (HRD)- Workers Compensation (WC) Unit in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 152. The University enters notices on the HRD/WC eServices system. HRD/WC then classifies injuries as recordable, or not. Reportable date is captured on an OSHA form 300.
FTE number used is different than in PRE-5 because the number used is based off of the OSHA standard for calculating incident rate of injuries and illnesses (https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2016-08-23).
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:
Data provided by Assistant Director Campus Safety and Fire Prevention,
Environmental Health and Safety
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.