Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Erin Akins
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.77 / 2.00 Erin Akins
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 133 163
Full-time equivalent of employees 5,516 5,587.20
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 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, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2005 Dec. 31, 2005

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):

Under provincial occupational health and safety regulations, and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Act, workplace incidents must be tracked and reported. We have been tracking incidents for many years.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
17.35

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.41

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:

The University of Saskatchewan has a dedicated team of occupational health and safety professionals that support the university community. Key initiatives that Safety Resources is currently involved in include:

• Advancement of a new client centred organizational structure and operating model within Safety Resources intended to advance campus engagement and support for best practices in health, safety and environmental protection.
• Implementation of safety management systems across the campus community in colleges and administrative units.
• Review and update of all safety-related training provided by Safety Resources.
• Implementation of a new hearing conservation program.
• Development and implementation of institutional and local emergency response plans.
• Integration of data management systems that support health, safety and environment programs and services.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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