Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 2.00 Cale Brodersen
Graduate Assistant
UNL 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 116 148
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,422 5,965
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

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, 2009 Dec. 31, 2009

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):

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:

By offering various training opportunities, safety programs, and several committees, UNL Environmental Health and Safety works to create a safe environment for the entire campus community.

Committees and programs are listed below:

Chancellors University Safety Commission:
The overall charge of the committee is to advise UNL administration on methods and means of minimizing safety and health hazards at UNL to the extent feasible. In pursuit of this goal, the committee is charged with the following:
• Adopting an effective written injury prevention program;
• Reviewing occupational injuries and/or illnesses for the purpose of formulating
recommendations regarding future prevention;
• Reviewing or conducting worksite safety inspections for the purpose of formulating
recommendations on accident prevention;
• Reviewing reports of safety and health concerns expressed by the general campus
population for the purpose of formulating recommendations on hazard abatement;
• Enhancing awareness of campus safety programs, identifying best practices, and
encouraging the sharing of information throughout the campus community.

Institutional Bio Safety Committee: The IBC has oversight over and the UNL Biosafety Guidelines apply to clinical/diagnostic, research, and teaching activities involving any of the following:

-Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids
-Biological Toxins
-Bloodborne Pathogens
-Human Blood, Tissue, Organs, Cell Lines and Other Potentially Infectious Materials,
-Select Agents, including designated biologically-derived toxins
-Agriculture or Health and Human Services.
-Use and/or Creation of Transgenic Animals or Plants
-Field Collection or Sampling of Wild Animals

Radiation Safety Committee

Safety Programs include:
1. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
2. Hearing Conservation Program
3. Injury and Illness Prevention Program
4. Respiratory Protection Program
More information about these plans and programs can be found on the Environmental Health and Safety website

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.