Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.75
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date July 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 2.00 Mary Beth Koza
Environment, Health & Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 248 236
Full-time equivalent of employees 12,213.24 11,295.23
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. 1, 2016
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2008 Dec. 1, 2008

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):

A new EHS Director was hired in 2008 and then a Safety Manager in Facilities Services. Workplace safety training and data management were subsequently enhanced. Workplace safety and health data is reviewed annually. This is the fourth year the University has received a "Certificate of Safety Achievement" at the Gold level from NC Department of Labor.

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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for all persons associated with the University, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and members of the Chapel Hill community. The EHS department supports that effort through education, training, consultation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, ensuring a process of regulatory compliance, and minimizing potential liabilities. Annually EHS goals are established and there is a program review. The results of the program review are in the EHS Annual Report http://ehs.unc.edu/ehs/ar/.

The University emphasizes an integrated systems approach, as well as safety education and training, as the primary means of achieving this goal. The Environment, Health and Safety department is primarily responsible for environment, health and safety functions at the University, by developing EHS programs and performing various periodic inspections. Department heads, faculty members, and supervisors are considered directly responsible for maintaining full compliance with State and Federal regulations and University safety policies and procedures. The EHS website http://ehs.unc.edu/index.shtml provides in-depth health and safety information.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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