Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 2.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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:
The University follows a compliance program with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina that is designed to provide a safe and healthy working, teaching, and learning environment, as well as an atmosphere of safety and health awareness. The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office is responsible for: planning and recommending programs that adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to environmental health and safety; assisting supervisors with implementing programs in their areas; curtailing or stopping work that pose a clear and imminent danger to the health or safety of the University community; reviewing the program and updating it as needed to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations. EHS provides consultative services (e.g., safety assessments, emergency preparedness, and training) and enforcement services (e.g., audits, inspections, investigations) to the campus. These services identify and eliminate hazards that create an unsafe work environment. EHS consults with departments, agencies, or other personnel to evaluate and address safety concerns. EHS communicates regulatory compliance and injury incident prevention best practices to the campus. EHS conducts assessments of buildings, equipment, and materials to evaluate the potential regulatory compliance requirements. EHS office evaluates all reported unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, near-miss, fires, chemical spills, or other similar incidents. EHS inspects buildings and audits safety programs to ensure continuous improvement and regulatory compliance.

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 :
Accidents and incidents, no matter how minor, are reported to eliminate unsafe conditions and prevent reoccurrence. The Environmental Health & Safety office (EHS) has reporting forms to facilitate the written communication and follow-up required after each accident/incident occurs. Employees have the responsibility to report work-related accidents and incidents to their supervisor immediately, and no later than 24 hours after the incident occurs. Supervisors are responsible for seeing that all accidents and incidents are investigated.

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 source(s) and notes about the submission:

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