Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 2.00 Lise Griffith
Assistant Director, Health, Wellness and Leave
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 133 99
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,982 3,619
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 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, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011

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):

Most of the Office of Campus Sustainability's baselines use the year 2010, however, that year was unavailable for data on health and safety, so the next year with complete data was selected, which turned out to be 2011.

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:

All employees must undergo occupational health and safety training which includes a total of 4 hours of online or classroom training on:
- worker and health and safety awareness (familiarizes new workers with their organization, supervisors, co-workers, work areas and responsibilities, and with health and safety-related items in general);
- violence prevention (workplace violence policies and programs and must information and instruction to workers on preventing violence and refusing work);
- respect in the workplace (how to report a disturbing situation or a complaint of harassment or discrimination);
- accessibility standards for customer service (accessibility standards for client services);
working together, the code and the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).

Supervisors may request additional training for their staff that is job-specific. In addition to these mandatory training sessions, employees are engaged in health and safety programs through regular audits of offices and interactions with the ORM staff.

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.