Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 2.00 Mark Cavanaugh
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" 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:

EHS Purchased and implemented the safety Management Module of Cority (formally Medgate) in 2017. We use this system to manage injury and illness reporting, RCA, corrective actions and data mining. This enables us to identify trends and put programs together to address and reduce injuries and illnesses.
We do follow ANSI z10 components but we are not fully integrated into the Cority system at this time. we have planning and projects slated for the future looking at further implementation of other modules in Cority.

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 :

See explanation above. Cority is our electronic systems and all reports are entered, reviewed and followed through this system.

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:

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) have relatively high injury rates due to increased musculoskeletal injures and needlesticks.

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