Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
0.77 / 2.00 Michael Liberty
Assistant Director
Environmental Health and 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 537 667
Full-time equivalent of employees 20,052.50 19,446
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 July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018
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):

This baseline was adopted because this is the earliest that we started recording this data with such precision.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
21.93

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.68

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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Universities with hospitals will have significantly higher injury rates than universities not associated with healthcare. This is because education has relatively low average injury rates whereas healthcare (hospitals & long term care especially) has relatively high injury rates due to increased musculoskeletal injures and needlesticks.

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.