Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.90
Liaison Sarah Stoeckl
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 2.00 Haily Griffith
Occupational Heath and Safety Manager
Safety and Risk Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 of Oregon has a team of employees within Safety & Risk Services who oversee environmental and occupational health and safety programs. The Occupational Health & Safety Team has an annual strategic plan made up of 5 objectives.

5 Objectives of the Safety Plan
• Employee Participation & Involvement – Collaborative Safety Committees (Safety Advisory Committee [university wide committee], Food Service Safety Committee, Housing Safety Committee, STEP Team [Facilities Safety Committee] Laboratory Safety Committee)
• Hazard Awareness – training, audits, inspections
• Consultation & Outreach – Hazard Assessments, Job Safety Analysis,
• Safety System Development – development, training and audit of safety policy, programs and procedures
• Supervisor & Leadership Engagement – injury reporting and follow up, safety accountability, job planning for high risk tasks

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 :
Recordable injuries and illnesses are recorded on a calendar year; Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019. Recorded injuries/illnesses include any work-related event that required medical treatment beyond first aid, lost time, restricted time, or hearing loss of a Standard Threshold Shift.

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:
OSHA requires employers to track "annual average number of employees" along with "total hours worked by employees." Using these 2 numbers, our Total Incident Rate = 2.11
If the incident rate is calculated by multiplying 2000 hours x FTE, the hours worked is significantly less making the incident rate higher (2.33). Suggest that STARS ask for annual average number of employees and total hours worked by employees for a more accurate accounting of incident rate. All employers will have these numbers as they are required by OSHA annually.

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