Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.55 / 2.00 Laura Good
Assistant Director of Human Resources and Employee Benefits Manager
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 4 13
Full-time equivalent of employees 406 381
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 31, 2020
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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):

Health and safety of our faculty and staff has always been a priority to the institution.

We are self-funded for workers compensation so we offer many worksite tools and programs to assist the faculty and staff in safely performing the functions of their jobs.

Safety Statement in our handbooks:

Health and Safety: Health and safety should be the concern of every member of the campus community. Poor policies and practices in this area are reflected directly or indirectly in the economic growth of the whole community. If you see an unsafe working condition, report it to your supervisor or the Director of the Physical Plant. If you see conditions around you that could cause an accident, call these to the attention of your supervisor or the Director of the Physical Plant. Some examples of good safety practices include: 1. Maintaining a work area that is clean and orderly. 2. Keeping desk and cabinet drawers closed when not in use. 3. Having any defective equipment repaired or replaced. 4. Wrapping broken glass, mark it, and put it aside (not in wastebasket) for the housekeeper. 5. Putting matches and ashes in the sand urns, not in the wastebasket. 6. Keeping restrooms and storerooms clean and orderly. 7. Opening one drawer of a file cabinet at a time to avoid an upset and evenly distribute stored materials to avoid empty bottom drawers that can cause an upset. 8. Taking time to be safe - especially when using stairways. Walk – don’t run. 9. Avoiding use of makeshift equipment and tools. 10. Avoiding use of extension cords over 6 feet in length except for temporary use (i.e. use with projectors). 11. Driving vehicles with care and watching for pedestrians. 12. Seat belts are required to be worn at all times while driving or riding in a Mount Union vehicle. 13. Texting and talking on a cellphone are not permitted while operating a Mount Union vehicle.

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:

Blood borne pathogen training
SDS sheets
Safe handling of chemicals
Active Shooter training

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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