Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida (Tampa)
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.62 / 2.00 William Land
Environmental Health & 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 187 0
Full-time equivalent of employees 8,284 15,215
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Oct. 1, 2013 Sept. 30, 2014
Baseline Year Oct. 1, 2007 Sept. 30, 2008

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):

USF System President Judy Genshaft signed the AMERICAN COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS CLIMATE COMMITMENT letter on April 12, 2008, establishing the baseline for all STARS reporting.

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:

The University of South Florida has multiple programs and initiatives to support the health & safety of faculty, staff, and students:

Division of Environmental Health & Safety. The University of South Florida is committed to providing a culture of safety awareness and responsibility by focusing on initiatives, campaigns and programs that educate, inform and promote a safe environment. EH&S promotes the principles of safety, environmental compliance, and risk management and assists theuniversity community in achieving these outcomes through education, hazard assessment, exposure mitigation, and the responsible management of hazardous materials

USF Incident and Near Miss Reporting: The Incident & Near Miss Reporting form should be used to report any incident that occurs within the USF System. An incident means any unplanned event that causes, or has the potential to cause, an injury or illness and/or damage to equipment, buildings, or the natural environment. This also includes near misses when there is potential for an injury or illness. The reports are distributed to appropriate EH&S and Research Integrity & Compliance staff for incident/near miss review and corrective action development/implementation, if required http://usfweb2.usf.edu/eh&s/labsafety/LabIncident.html

Safety Committees: http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/environmental-health-safety/laboratory-safety/safety-committees.aspx

University Safety Committee Charge: The University has a responsibility to provide a
safe and healthy work environment for faculty and staff. The University of South Florida Safety Committee is responsible for advising the Associate Vice President, Administrative Services on matters which affect the safety of employees at the University. The Committee will evaluate, monitor and analyze safety issues and associated data/statistics to reduce the risk of injury and property damage on the University of South Florida campuses. The committee is comprised of faculty members, staff representatives, administrative council representatives, AFSCME employee representative, University Police Department representative, Director of EH&S (or designee), Director of Public Safety (or desginee), Director of Human Resources (or designee), one representative from a regional campus. University Lab and Field Safety Committee: The University Laboratory and Field Safety Committee (ULFSC) coordinates and monitors laboratory and field safety functions and guidelines associated with research and teaching laboratories and field activities. Comprised of ten members: four tenure or tenure-track faculty and four staff from each of the college and campuses with with research and teaching laboratories, Director of EH&S, Director of Research Integrity & Compliance, a faculty member serving as chair (appointed by Office of Provost), and the committee may appoint ad hoc members as well. Student Health Services (SHS) strives to provide high quality healthcare in a manner that is culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate. SHS combines a wide range of medical, counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help support students to be personally and academically healthy and successful. SHS services are also designed to
promote and protect the health of our campus community as a whole, so that students benefit from SHS's work whether or not they utilize their services. SHS has a range of public health responsibilities, from administering influenza vaccinations to communicating about disease outbreaks and other potential health concerns that affect the campus http://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/student-health-services/about-us/aboutshs.aspx

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center is here for you, providing a variety of psychological services for all currently registered students on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. All services are free and confidential. Most students come to the Counseling Center when personal or emotional problems are impacting academic success and their usual ways of coping aren't working well. Through compassionate and diversity oriented professional services, we offer you the opportunity to learn how to resolve problems, practice new skills, and utilize insights and perspectives to enhance your mental wellness and be academically successful.

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.