Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.07 / 2.00 Laura Lott
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 34 60
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,550 1,554
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.04

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2017

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 Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on April 28, 1971. Tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has been required by since 1971. The University of Minnesota has collected the required data since the rule was adopted and submits information annually to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. A summary log is posted every year on campus from February 1st to April 30th for the previous calendar year. The professional staff in University Health and Safety use the data to establish safety initiatives and support the health and safety programs of University colleges and departments.

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:
University Health and Safety (UHS) is charged with providing leadership, resources, and services to protect the environment, and to ensure the health and safety of the University's students, faculty, staff, patinets, and visiting public. The four departments of UHS work cooperatively with each other and with our clients to provide comprehensive safety services with the ultimate goal of fostering a culture of safety throughout the University of MInnesota system. UMD has 3 full-time UHS staff in the Environmental, Health and Safety office. The campus has an umbrella safety committee, chaired by the UMD Police Department. There are also multiple other safety committees, including the labor/management (joint) health and safety committee in Facilities Management. Safety concerns may to directly to the EHS office, one of the safety committees, or to the University's anonymous UReport system for any University community member to report a situation or conduct they believe violates a law, regulation or University policy.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.uhs.umn.edu/uhs/welcome http://www.d.umn.edu/ehso/

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